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The benefits of a pre-approval and not a pre-qualification for Stephenville 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 Stephenville 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 

 

 The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Stephenville, Texas starts 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. 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). The purpose of your mortgage banker analyzing this data is to establish the following:  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

 

 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 just one reason why you should consult with an experienced mortgage professional who can help you decide the best loan program for you and your unique 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. This will give you a "head start" on your Stephenville TX Home Loans and the surrounding area that gives you 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 won't have much stress wondering if you qualify, if something comes up on your credit report causing a delay or for you to be turned down from that 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. For those whose income is projected to increase (like a younger professional getting started in their career), you may elect to buy at the upper end of your qualifying range in terms of house purchase knowing 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 tohttp://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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