When it comes to what to expect when applying for a loan these days, things have definitely changed for the better, in the sense that we're not going to get into the long term debacles that all the subprime products that were issued in recent years had gotten a lot of banks into. But there are sort of stiffer criteria for getting approved for a loan now, in Florida, and a lot of it actually revolves around the borrower's ability to actually pay of the loan. In some rare cases, banks are actually requiring that the borrower and the applicant of this FL mortgage actually holds cash in reserve for up to the first 6 scheduled payments of the mortgage arrangement. In these cases, this is really the only way that the borrower will be able to lock in those Florida mortgage rates.
And another thing that you're seeing a lot more these days with these Florida mortgage companies is that they're requiring a more thorough background check about the borrower. These background checks within these mortgage contexts really serve to ensure and sort of predict how likely the borrower will actually have the capacity (never mind the will to) pay these mortgage installments, per the schedule that's dictated and laid out in the agreements that are to be signed. A mortgage contract will also likely have you sign new documents and contracts that practically force you into attesting, twice as it were, to the fact that you fully intend to make good on these obligations.