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The Homebuyer is Missing the Contract Date by Three Days.....and Everyone is Still Happy! (Including the Real Estate Agents and Seller!)
Missing a contract date is the kiss of death for a mortgage professional in my neck of the woods!
So.....how is it that my client, a military home buyer, is missing the contract date by three days but all of the parties - the client, the seller and both real estate agents - are happy and content and more than willing to execute the three day extension?
Because it will save this military home buyer a TON of money! By keeping the original closing date of Friday, September 30, the VA funding fee for my client, who is using his VA eligibility for the first time, would have been 2.150% or $4,300.00 on a $200,000.00 loan amount. By waiting a mere three days, and moving the closing to Monday, October 3, the funding fee is reduced to 1.4%, or $2,800.00 - a savings of $1,500.00! That's a $500.00 saving per day!
Can I tell you - we have ONE happy buyer! And that makes his real estate agent happy. And I will also give a shout out to the seller and their agent for being so agreeable with the three day extension. It is one of the advantages of doing business in a military town .....most individuals are familiar with military buyers and VA loans and will go the extra mile if it means helping out one of our heroes in uniform as they are purchasing their first home.
How about you? Do you have a client who just needs to wait a few days to save some money? Oh .... and instead of the "kiss of death".....we are receiving "kisses" of more referrals because our referral partners know we care about our military clients - and we are "making a difference in the lives of the people we serve."
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Louise G. Thaxton NMLS #69996, VA Home Loan Expert
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.