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    It Isn’t Final Until It’s Funded

    Mortgage approval isn’t final until it’s funded. Things can change prior to the loan being closed that can affect a pre-approval such as changes in the borrowers’ financial situation or possibly, factors beyond their control like interest rate changes.40783733-250.jpg

    Good advice to buyers is to do nothing that can affect your credit report until the loan closes. Opening new credit cards, taking on new debt for a car or furniture or changing jobs could affect the lender’s decision if they believe you may no longer be able to repay the loan.

    The benefits of buyer’s pre-approval are definitive: it saves time, money and removes the uncertainty of knowing whether the buyer is qualified. The direct benefits include:

    • Amount the buyer can borrow – decreases as interest rates rise
    • Looking at “Right” homes – price, size, amenities, location
    • Find the best loan – rate, term, type
    • Uncover credit issues early – time to cure possible problems
    • Bargaining power – price, terms, & timing
    • Close quicker – verifications have been made

    It is a very common practice for mortgage lenders to require income and bank verifications and to re-run the borrowers’ credit one final time just prior to closing. Mortgage approval isn’t final until it’s funded.


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