We all know that buying a house itself is already stressful enough, now we have to worry about the loans now too? Let’s keep this stress-free, alright? Let’s not put ourselves through all that and learn to educate ourselves about what there is to know on mortgages.
The best way to avoid any disappointments about these loans is to educate oneself. So here are tips on how you get your mortgage loan approved.
Know Your Credit Score
Credit activity and credit scores have a significant influence on the approvals. You won’t be able to let your mortgage approval happen if you have a bad credit score. You need to pay off your debts and anything else that you haven’t been able to financially do yet. In order to get a good credit score, you will need to clean your credit history and fix some errors.
Save Your Cash
The fastest way for you to get rejected is if you walk into the home lender’s office without zero cash in your pocket. You need money beforehand and the only way you’re going to get that is by saving money. It makes sense that they would immediately reject you if you go in there without anything. They are cautious.
Stay at Your Job
You are going to provide information to the lenders and this includes your employer. This impacts on their decision to approve of the mortgage loan. You would get a better safety net anyway while you are trying to get approved. So don’t let go of that job yet.
Pay Down Debt and Avoid New Debt
Any debt you had, it needs to be cleared. You don’t need that on your back, especially if you’re trying to impress the lenders. You also should NOT lend anything else aside from this mortgage loan you are trying to get. To get your mortgage loan approved, you need zero balance on your credit cards. Be sure that you settle all debts before walking into that office.
Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
With this, you get to know what you can afford without accidentally falling in love with a house that you can’t afford. These pre-approved ones give you financial information so you can get a calculated measure on the amount of money you will be paying later on.
Know What You Can Afford
Don’t let yourselves be swayed by the lenders who say you should get a pricier house just because it’s there and that you can. You should get the one that you know you CAN afford while still be able to buy pretty much anything else that will help you survive for the next coming years.
What we mean is that sometimes, lenders would dictate how much you should be spending on a house. Don’t let that happen and get the house that is just perfect for you AND your budget.