What To Do Before Applying for a Single Family Home Mortgage

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Parkland/Coral Springs Realty-GreatFloridaHomes Team BK-0450270

Everyone has a checklist of our personal goals, whether it is written in a journal or just being kept as a secret in the back of your mind. Although time will always march on, you cannot deny the fact that you and your family want to enjoy the holidays and all the things that make life worth living in the place you call your own home. There is no better time to start looking for that “place to call home”, than holidays. 

Start your search from this list of Single Family Homes in Florida

With the help of GreatFloridaHomes Team, finding and finally owning your first home is attainable. You just need to know how to get the best mortgage possible to secure your home. Below are a few things that you need to know before you apply for a single family home mortgage.


How much monthly payment can you afford? 

Look at your budget and see how much additional expense is a viable option on top of your household expenses like groceries, gas, and medical insurance. By simply knowing how your money is spent, will help you determine where to start and pinpoint your search. 

Do you know your credit score? 

This is one of the largest determining factors whether your application for a home mortgage will be approved by the bank or not. Start resolving any discrepancies on your credit rating and make sure to request your FREE credit report every year. 

Know the average Home value for your area 

Your credit score and your ability to pay the mortgage back to the lender will be a large determining factor in how the loan officer and underwriter will use this data in analyzing how much you can borrow from them. By doing some preliminary work,  you will have an idea as to how much you should ask to borrow when you submit your mortgage application, or worry not, because when you give them the facts about your income and debt, the lender will easily be able to tell you what you could qualify for. Often, this figure is larger than you would be comfortable with in a payment. It is ultimately up to you, how much you wish to borrow in order to be comfortable paying the monies back to the bank, so that you in the end are the owner of the home you want to enjoy with your family.  

GreatFloridaHomes Team can provide you expert assistance on estimates for homes you may want to consider. For listings and other home buying tips, you can visit our website or read our blogs for more details.

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Comments (1)

Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Nice job with your post, many good suggestions for anyone planning on buying a home in the future.

Make it a great day!

Dec 09, 2013 11:43 PM