Going in to get a Loan? Check out these tips before you do!

Dated: April 24 2024

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So you are starting the process of getting a home loan? Great! Here is a brief summary of what mortgage lenders will be looking at when they ask for your bank statement.

Overdraft Charges

Lenders will typically look to the past 2-3 months  of bank records when they make a judgment on if you are going to be a good borrower.  This will include any overdraft charges on your account, and this can be a flag for lenders.  Having a history of overdrafts show you may struggle with finances.

Large Deposits

Unless you can prove the source of the deposit is credible, large deposits are a flag to lenders.  These deposits may not be from the places that lenders want to see when they qualify you.  Usually these funds will be overlooked when lenders make a final decision.  If you can provide a source for the deposits though, other than the cash under your bed, lenders might be able to use it!

New lines of credit

Getting a house is exciting and you may want a shiny new car  to go along with it!  However, when you are applying for a loan its best to not open any new credit cards or get loans for cars and such.

So whats the takeaway from this?  Keep a watchful eye on your finances for a few months before you start the loan process.  Lenders like to see stability from your bank account and if its there both parties will come out ahead!  Lenders also look at your finances once more before closing so make sure to keep your accounts healthy throughout the home buying process!

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Davis Van Tilburg

Davis & Eileen are Brokers and Founders of Find Colorado, serving clients along the Front Range and Colorado Mountains. Both Colorado natives and proud CSU Alumnus who love calling Fort Collins ho....

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