Monday, April 4, 2011

Advice! 10 No-No's While Trying To Get Approved For A Loan!

Many are taking advantage of interest rates at historic lows, either by re-structuring debt with a refinance or purchasing a new home. However, the recent economic crisis has ushered in some even tougher guidelines and credit requirements and there are some things that consumers must be aware of when applying for a loan.
Here is some advice on 10 things NOT to do leading up to a home purchase or under contract on a home to not harm your loan approval. It's best to just wait until after you've signed off at closing and the home is already yours.
1. Don't do anything that will cause a red flag to be raised by the scoring system
2. Don't apply for new credit of any kind
3. Don't pay off collections or charge offs
4. Don't max out or over charge on your credit card accounts
5. Don't consolidate your debt onto 1 or 2 credit cards
6. Don't close credit card accounts
7. Don't pay late
8. Don't allow any accounts to run past due-even one day!
9. Don't dispute anything on your credit report
10. Don't lose contact with your mortgage and real estate professionals

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