Acquiring a mortgage for your new home is an exciting time, yet it also can be confusing and a bit scary too. This article is going to try to explain some of the things that you should know before selecting a home mortgage.
First, make sure you know what you can afford. Get all the figures that you need such as closing costs and any additional fees that might be associated with the transaction. Also you should know how much you can comfortably live with in terms of a monthly payment. Don’t make the mistake of moving too fast in the excitement to move into your new house. You just might regret it a few months or years down the road.
Make sure you are working with a reliable mortgage company. If it is not obvious of whom they have worked with in the past, then ask them. You want to know what sorts of mortgages they have processed in the past and what their track record is of getting approved. You would be surprised to know that a large portion of mortgages that have been turned down are due, at least in part, to the mortgage not being properly prepared.
Many of us have had some weak points in our lives in relation to our credit- a bad choice as a child, or a situation that became unavoidable and damaged your credit. If you have anything along these lines in your past, don’t make the mistake of hiding this from your mortgage professional. Don’t forget that they are there to help you get approved for your loan and if they don’t have all the facts then they can’t help you completely. They might even be able to turn a blemish on your record into something good. You just never know.
Did you know that if you don’t pay off your credit cards each month or if you keep even a very low balance it can affect the outcome of your mortgage loan? It’s a good idea to pay off those credit cards each month, plus it looks great on your credit if you do.
These are some basics on what to do and what not do to before you select who is going to be working on your loan. You can save a lot of money and get better rates if you know what’s best for you and your credit. You can learn more on how to save money and get better rates by going to http://www.shrinkmymortgage.com .
Matt Ide lives and writes in northern Michigan. If you want to learn more and to actually get a reduced rate on your mortgage or to learn more about buy to let options, please visit: http://www.shrinkmymortgage.com