Trying to have all the particulars lined up is a key to a smooth transition into your new home.
In most cases, your income and employment history are a key aspect in receiving a new home mortgage. In most cases your taxes will do but a letter verifying employment will definitely help the new home mortgage process along. Make sure your spouse or significant others records are available if their names are going to be even remotely associated with the new home mortgage. In many cases these records are not needed but having them available will reduce stress.
After the recent issues of sub-prime mortgages, lenders are a bit more concerned with how much savings you have in reserve. A home mortgage now requires a look at how many payments you can make if all potential income was lost. In most instances two payments are required. If your particular circumstance has be less-then-perfect, you may be required to demonstrate even more for your new home mortgage.
The power of a good sized down payment is often underestimated in mortgage deliberations. The more you can demonstrate you are willing to put on the mortgage, the more clout you have as the lender goes about talking new home mortgage conditions.
They may seem like small little bills that don’t carry much weight in new home mortgage consideration but they actually do. They are bills that will be associated with the future running of the home in question. Have at least a six month record of on time payments to show. In the event that they don’t ask for them that’s ok but at least they are there if they are called for.
Inspections, insurance and title
Making sure that the history of the home is documented is up to you. Having an inspection and title search can often be set up though your realtor but the ultimate responsibility is yours. Making sure the title search is complete is perhaps one of those items that should be paid the most attention to in a new home mortgage situation. In-of-itself the title search is really no big deal. If, however, there is an issue that pops up at the very last minute that you didn’t see coming it is the title clearance. For a new home mortgage these documents will need to be in the file.
As you go about pulling these documents together, take the opportunity to do a reality check one last time. You can always decide not to take the step up to the point you sign but as you survey the documents make the mental choice for yourself.