In light of today’s lending environment, homebuyers are discovering, just within days or upon the day of closing on a new home that they don’t qualify for their mortgage, even though they were “pre-qualified” from a bank or lending institution. Moreover, realtors, in haste to get a contract signed, may not allow you, the buyer, time to properly qualify for a home mortgage.
If there are problems after signing a contract, it could take 30-60 days to correct, which could delay closing or even cancel a contract. Such a situation can not only be damaging to the buyer financially, but it can also rob them of a positive home-buying experience. However, this situation can be avoided:
Steps you can take to ensure your home-buying experience is a positive one.
Before you sign a contract for a new home, here are some steps you can take to confirm your closing goes smoothly.
• Review and understand your credit and all three credit scores with a mortgage professional. Mistakes that hurt your credit scores can be corrected with enough time, and if you need to raise your score, there are easy steps you can take.
• Let The David Damaré Team walk you through the mortgage lending process, ensuring you that you have been pre-approved for a specific home loan.
• Allow enough time before your closing for all necessary home inspections and home repairs.
• Perform a final walk through of home and request an accurate estimate (within 10%) of closing costs from your mortgage lender a minimum of 7-10 days prior to closing.
The David Damaré Team can provide a preapproval for homebuyers, versus a prequalification from a larger lending institution. Preapprovals cost a lender money to provide but ensure that all due diligence is complete with regards to your mortgage. A prequalification is a no cost personal opinion with little to no supporting information or assurance of the worth of the loan or how much the loan will cost you at closing.
These simple steps will give you the confidence to know that when you walk in for the closing on your new home, you won’t be taken by surprise!
Before you sign that contract with a deposit or move forward with items such as a home inspection or appraisal, consult The David Damaré Team, 919-851-0999 for a current and accurate credit assessment and home loan preapproval.
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