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5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House

Reblogger Lisa Ackerson
Real Estate Agent with JP and Associates REALTORS® 0540880

This cannot be repeated enough.  I actually had a client go buy another car during a transaction but thankfully they were able to afford it and the lender was a friend of the buyer.  And it was before 2008!  Takeaway - don't do anything financial without your lender's blessing before you do it or you may be putting your ability to qualify at risk.

Original content by George Souto NMLS #65149

As much as we blog about what not to do when purchasing a home, and as much as we warn and advice Borrower when they are applying for a mortgage on what not to do until they have Closed on their loan.  Guess what, they still do it.  There are several things that a Borrower/Buyer should not do while they are in the process of purchasing a house, But there are 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House.  The 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House below are so important that anyone one of them can easily bring a Loan Approval and Closing to a screeching halt.  The 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House are:

  • DO NOT go out and buy a new car, or furniture or ANY other large purchase.  The new payment could disqualify you from being able to qualify for the mortgage.
  • DO NOT stop making payments on your bills such as credit cards, student loans, car payments, rent, utilities, etc. 
  • DO NOT apply for new credit cards while your mortgage is being approved.  This could lower your credit score, and if your credit is checked again before the Closing you may no longer qualify.
  • DO NOT make large deposits or withdrawals that you can not document.
  • DO NOT quit your job, even if it is for a better one.  A change in jobs will mean that you will have to produce 30 days worth of paystubs for the new job, and this could delay your Closing.

As I stated above, there are other Do Not's, but these are the BIG Do Not's, these are the 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House.  These can not be said enough, or blogged enough about.  When a Borrower/Buyer is in the process of purchasing a house, they almost need to hear these 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House on a daily bases.

I don't want to close this blog on a negative, so I am going to end it with one BIG "Do".  When purchasing a home, if there is ANY doubt on whether to do something or not, CALL  your Loan Originator and ASK.  The few minutes that it takes to make a quick simple phone call, could save hours of delays and problems later on, or worst, the mortgage being denied.

 

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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com

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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Thanks for sharing your "Do Not's" when buying a property.  I think your Number 1 is by far the most important and unfortunately it seems to happen a lot.

Betty

May 15, 2013 02:59 AM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
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These are all things to avoid while trying to buy a house.  They can wait for the month period before you close.  

May 15, 2013 03:03 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Lisa - these points are all worth mentioning.  People don't realize how this simple things affect credit.

Jan 01, 2014 09:11 AM