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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Lufkin TX Home Loans 

 

 

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

 This can be extremely stressful or enjoyable depending on how you choose to go about the home buying process for homes in Lufkin TX and 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. This article will cover all of these. 

 

 Education 

 

 The proper way to go about buying a home in Lufkin, Texas begins with getting preapproved for your home loan. Take note that we didn't say anything about getting pre-qualified because in today's mortgage industry it is meaningless. It is important to choose a mortgage lender that can offer no cost pre-approvals and home buyer counseling. 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 banker needs to analyze the date to establish: 1. How much home you can afford. 2. The type of loan structure and initial investment that best fits your needs and 3. What type of house payment you feel comfortable paying for and qualify for. 

 

 Initial Investment 

 

 Many types of loan programs are available in the mortgage markets that range from 100% financing on VA and USDA loans, to FHA loans with a 3.5% down payment, and Conventional Loans that start with a 5% down payment option. Depending on the way your pre-approval and loan is structured, you should have your mortgage banker estimate the remaining initial investment, calculate your taxes and insurance on your new home payment, look at your closing costs and determine whether or not there are lender or seller contributions. 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 Lufkin TX Home Loans and the surrounding areas that gives you the ability to have the "buying power of a cash buyer". After you submit your offer, have your mortgage banker send a pre-approval letter that matches your offer to let the seller know that you are cleared to be pre-approved for inspections, for title work to come back clean, and to get an appraisal. 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 

 

 The importance of knowing your full budgeting of your entire house payment and all other monthly obligations cannot be underestimated. 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. For those on a flatter income trajectory- you will be choosing what level of discretionary income you may want to reserve for new cars, travel, eating out, money for furnishing or updating your home, etc. It is essential to consider what the final purchase that are you comfortable with to enhance your lifestyle after purchasing your new home. 

 

 As always, we are ready to assist you with all of the above. Just go to http://legacyfinancial.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

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