Richland Hills Texas Home Loans

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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Richland Hills Texas Home 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 Richland Hills Texas 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. This article will cover all of these. 

 

 Education 

 

 The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Richland Hills, Texas starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. 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 essential that you provide all page of the bank statements as well as explain these meaning prove where the 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 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 

 

 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 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. This will give you a "head start" on your Richland Hills Texas 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 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 

 

 You can't underestimate your full budget amount for your house payment and all of the other monthly obligations. 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 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 CrossCountry Mortgage at 817-860-3232 or email Joy: joy.bates@myccmortgage.com.

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Chad and Joy Bates NMLS #243437

817-860-3232

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