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

 

 

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

 Of course this is a big question that can stressful or enjoyable, it just depends on the steps you take in the home buying process for McAllen TX Home 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. We will discuss each of these in this article. 

 

 Education 

 

 There are many steps to buying a home in McAllen, 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 banker that offers no cost preapprovals and homebuyer counseling. During this process, you will supply two years tax returns, one month’s full paystubs, and two months of all your liquid assets accounts statements- Checking, savings, stock accounts, 401K, IRA’s are all examples of your liquid asset accounts and an authorization for the mortgage banker 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. What type of initial investment and loan structure is best for your unique needs and 3.What level of house payment you qualify for and are comfortable with paying each month. 

 

 Initial Investment 

 

 Numerous types of loan programs are available in the mortgage industry that range from Conventional loans with 5% down payment options to FHA loans with a 3.5% down payment as well as 100% financing on VA and USDA loans. 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 why you should consult with an experienced mortgage professional that can assist you with the best loan program for you. 

 

 After getting preapproved and having your mortgage counseling session- you will know what price range you should start looking in with comfort. Also, you will have a "head start" on your McAllen 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. 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 

 

 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 you are a younger professional that is just getting started in your career, it is important that you buy in the upper level of the qualifying range for your home purchase knowing that your 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 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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Chad and Joy Bates NMLS #243437

817-860-3232

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