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Loan Application Do's & Don'ts

Following a few simple tips during the loan process can pay off in money and time saved.

You're looking for a smooth loan approval and closing process. Following these tips helps with that.

With all the information and details that go into the mortgage process, it's important to know how seemingly small details can have a big impact on your experience.

The Do's

Do bring a cashier’s check made out to the title company for your closing costs. You can bring a personal check to closing for $500 or less.

Do notify us if your salary or other compensation has changed from what has been noted on your loan application.

Do inform us if your address changes from what appears on your original loan application. We complete rental and mortgage verification for all of your residences within the last two years.

Do obtain homeowners insurance with minimum coverage equal to the amount of your total loan or the replacement value of the house. Call our team with your agent’s name and phone number at least 10 days before closing.

Do keep documentation (or a "paper trail") on any large deposits into your account. A paper trail consists of copies of all paperwork necessary to facilitate the transaction. This may include copies of paychecks, deposit slips, loan paperwork, forms to liquidate assets, etc.

Do notify us if you move funds from one account to another and provide a "paper trail" on any transactions.

Do make sure you have a clear termite report on the property. If the termite report is not clear, provide a receipt for treatment that shows the chemicals and the amount used for treatment (upon request).


The Don’ts

Don't acquire any additional credit lines or make any large purchases on existing credit without first consulting our team. For example, purchasing a car or buying appliances for your new home will change your debt-to-income ratio.

Don't change jobs without consulting our team. A change in compensation may affect your ability to qualify. Homebuyers must have a two-year history of bonus and/or commissions to be counted as income. Supreme Lending may verify employment on the day of closing as a quality control check.

Don't co-sign with anyone to obtain a line of credit or make a purchase. The payment will show up on your credit report as an additional debt.

Don't negotiate your contract with an allowance and expect to get money back at closing. An allowance can be used to pay closing costs and/or prepaids.

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