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Do's and Don't During the Mortgage Process
Do’s and Don’ts during the mortgage process:
- Do stay current on existing credit accounts. One 30 day late notice can compromise your ability to be approved.
- Do continue to use your credit as normal. Changing your pattern will raise red flags & can lower your credit score.
- Do contact your mortgage loan officer first. For any questions or concerns.
- Do save the paper trail of any large deposits into your bank account.
- Do not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.
- Do not make any large purchases such as vehicles or furniture.
- Do not max out credit cards. Do not use more than 30% of your available credit limit during the loan process.
- Do not spend money you have set aside for your down payment.
- Do not allow a creditor to pull your credit, this creates new inquiries on your credit report reducing your score.
- Do not change bank accounts.
- Do not co-sign a loan for anyone.
- Do not obtain a new line of credit.
- Do not close credit card accounts, closing a credit card account negatively impacts your credit history.
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