What you should know when preparing for a home loan

To make your home loan process as seamless as possible below are a few reminders of troublesome mortgage behavior to be aware and to avoid.

Credit

  • Don't make a major purchase (ex. car, increase lease, boat, jewelry, etc.)
  • Don't open new credit cards - even if you're getting 20% off of your purchase.
  • Don't buy any furniture.
  • Don't apply for new credit until AFTER you close on your mortgage.
  • Don't transfer credit card balances from one account to another.
  • Don't pay charge offs without a discussion with your lender first.
  • Don't pay collections without a discussion with your lender first.
  • Don't pay off any loans or credit cards without discussing with your lender.
  • Don't close any credit card accounts.
  • Don't max out or over charge on your credit card accounts.
  • Don't consolidate your debt into 1 or 2 cards.
  • Don't take out a new loan.
  • Don't refinance any elective medical procedures.

Income

  • Don't quit your job to change industries or start a new company.
  • Don't switch from a salaried job to a heavily-commissioned job.

Assets

  • Don't change bank accounts.
  • Don't transfer large sums of money between bank accounts.
  • Don't forget to pay your bills - even the ones in dispute
  • Don't accept a cash gift without filing the proper "gift" paperwork.
  • Don't make random, undocumented deposits into your bank account.

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