Five Tips To Avoid Drama When Closing On A Home Purchase

Author: Rowan Smith Mortgage Broker - City Wide Mortgage Services | | Categories: Home Purchases , Mortgage Broker , Mortgage Services


Home purchases are one of the largest purchases to get through, for most people. While some are meticulous, others can be a complete nightmare. Through the pandemic, there were a lot of people moving because they were finding it easier and less expensive to pay rent when they were not in the city. Additionally, it made a lot more sense to move to the suburbs because they were working remotely for the most part anyway.

Here are some pointers you should keep in mind to make the house purchase easier. There are other challenges you might have to get through, but these are basic pointers that would make the process easier. 

Tip #1: Do not plan vacations where you are out of town before closing on the purchase
There were times when closing the purchase took longer than it should have. Sometimes you might plan for a vacation after the purchase of the house, but there are some delays, and you end up traveling at the time of the purchase, which can be a bit challenging since you have to add some signatures and other aspects of the paper. It would be ideal that you are in the place so you can have a better conversation about getting through the process. Furthermore, when it comes to the final stages, there are times when others might want the same thing, and you want to be around, so you do not lose it.

Tip #2: Do not use credit to buy any large purchases, such as a new vehicle, furniture, or appliances.
When it comes to making such purchases, make sure you have the correct information available. If you plan to buy a house, you should consider getting your paperwork and other documentation in order before you have any other challenges. Accordingly, you would be in a better position to tell your broker which house you were looking for, and your price range and give them more information to make the purchase easier.

Tip #3: Be flexible on the closing date to run around, collect drafts, go to the lawyers, and sign up with them
When getting the documents and other information about a large purchase, you cannot be too strict with timelines and deadlines. There is a lot of paperwork to get through, and sometimes there are delays with brokers, lawyers, and companies, and there is nothing you can do about it. The best way is to be patient and constantly follow up. If you are working with a broker, you should have them follow up.

Tip #4: Do not apply for any new credit before closing on the purchase
When working on a mortgage, if you are looking to get the best interest rate, you need a good credit score. While there are many ways that you can get a good credit score, one of the most important is to hold back from applying for a new line of credit. The more credit you apply for, the lower the line of credit you are entitled to, so make sure you do not get one before your mortgage. After getting a good deal on your mortgage, you can consider making smaller purchases that are not houses.

Tip #5: Make sure your down payment is prepared at least five business days before closing, so it isn’t stuck in an investment account or “in transit” at closing
Consider putting as large a downpayment as possible, so you do not have to pay back that large a mortgage amount. It would also reduce the amount that you are paying in interest. While the amounts might be small, they add up and can be quite a burden in the long run.

If you are looking for assistance or want to get through a stress-free process with your mortgages, connect with us at Rowan Smith Mortgage Broker - City Wide Mortgage Services. I have been in the banking and broking sector for more than two decades and have a pretty decent understanding of how the process works. We work on various types of mortgages and provide our clients with a better understanding of the process they are getting through, so they are informed and can make a better decision. If you are looking for more information on the services we provide, please click here. If you want to connect with us or think that we can assist with a need that you have, please click here.

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