Southlake TX FHA 203k Loans l FHA 203k Loans in Southlake Texas

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The benefits of a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Southlake TX FHA 203k Loans.

 

 

 Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for 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 Southlake TX FHA 203k Loans and the surrounding areas. You must take the steps necessary to educate yourself on your buying power, take some time to think about your lifestyle choices, and the initial investment. Each of these will be discussed in this article. 

 

 Education 

 

 The proper way to go about buying a home in Southlake, 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. During the course of this process, you will provide two years of tax returns, one month's full paystubs from recent job, and two months of all your liquid assets accounting statements that include-checking, savings, stocks, 401K' and IRA's so that you can authorize your mortgage lender to pull your credit report. It is important to note you will need to provide all pages of the bank statements, and will need to explain (source- as in prove up where money for deposits came from that went into your liquid asset accounts). Your mortgage banker needs to analyze the date to establish: 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. You should have your mortgage lender calculate the remaining part of your initial investment, your taxes and insurance, what your closing costs are and whether or not there are any seller or lender contributions. This is why you should consult with an experienced mortgage professional that can assist you with the best loan program for you. 

 

 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 Southlake TX FHA 203k Loans and the surrounding areas that gives you the ability to have the "buying power of a cash buyer". When you submit an offer- have your mortgage banker send a preapproval letter that matches up with your offer to let the seller know that you are preapproved subject to inspections, appraisal and title work coming back clean. You will also have much less stress- as you will not be wondering if you can qualify or if something shows up on your credit report that may cause a delay or for you to be turned down. 

 

 Lifestyle Choices 

 

 It is important for you to not underestimate the budget of your entire house payment and all 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 know that your income is going to be flat, you will be choosing the level of discretionary income you would want to use to reserve it for new cars, traveling, eating out,money for furnishing and updating your home, etc. It is important to seriously consider what final purchase price you are comfortable with to enhance your lifestyle after purchasing your home. 

 

 As always, we are standing by to assist you with all that is mentioned 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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