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Mortgage and Lending with CrossCountry Mortgage NMLS # 243437

The benefits of a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Sealy TX Home Loans

 

 

 A lot of consumers are not educated enough on how they should go about buying a home.

 No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Sealy TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. We will discuss each of these in this article. 

 

 Education 

 

 There are many steps to buying a home in Sealy, TX, this is one and it begins with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Please note that we did not say to get pre-qualified, in today's mortgage world a pre-qualification means nothing. You should choose a mortgage lender that offers you no cost home buyer counseling and pre-approvals. The process can be lengthy, but you must include two years of tax returns, one month of paystubs, two months of all your liquid asset account statements which include 401K's, IRA's, Checking, Savings, and stocks to give your mortgage banker authorization to pull your credit report. You will need to provide all pages of the bank statements, explain and prove where the money for deposits came from that was deposited into your liquid asset accounts. Your mortgage lender needs this to analyze the date because: 1. How much home you can afford. 2. What type of initial investment and loan structure that is best for you and 3. What house payment you qualify for and how much you can afford to pay each month. 

 

 Initial Investment 

 

 There are many different types of loan programs available in the mortgage markets ranging from niche 100% financing which include VA and USDA loans, to FHA loans (with 3.5% down payment), to Conventional loans that begin with 5% down payment options. Depending on how the loan and preapproval is structured- you should also have your mortgage banker estimate the remaining part of your initial investment, taking into consideration closing costs, taxes and insurance on your new home purchase, and whether there are any seller contributions or lender contributions involved. This is one reason why you should consult with an experienced mortgage professional that can help you decide what the best loan program is for that fits your needs. 

 

 Upon getting pre-approved and after having your mortgage counseling session, you should know what the price range you are must comfortable with is. Also, you will have a "head start" on your Sealy TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas that gives you the ability to have the "buying power of a cash buyer". Have your mortgage lender send a pre-approval letter that matches up with the offer you just submitted so that the seller knows to get you pre-approved for inspections, an appraisal, and for title work to come back clean. This will relieve you of stress because you won't be wondering if you qualify for your loan or if something may show up on your credit report that you weren't aware of that can cause a delay or for you to be turned down for your loan. 

 

 Lifestyle Choices 

 

 You can't underestimate your full budget amount for your house payment and all of the other monthly obligations. You have numerous options. If your income is projected to increase, you may want to buy at the upper end of the range that you qualify for in terms of your home purchase since you know more discretionary income is on the way. If you are on a flatter income, you want to choose what level of discretionary income you want to reserve for new cars, for you to travel, for you to eat out, and for money to furnish and update your home. To enhance your lifestyle upon purchasing your home, you need to consider what the final purchase you are comfortable with is. 

 

 Our team is standing by to assist you with all of the above. Just go to http://legacyfinancia.com or call Joy Bates with the Legacy Group of LeaderOne Financial at 817-860-3232 or email Joy: joybates@leader1.com.  

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The Legacy Group of CrossCountry Mortgage

Chad and Joy Bates NMLS #243437

817-860-3232

1205 West Abram St. 

Arlington, TX 76013

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