Great page about steps you should take as a buyer. The site is McDaniel-Doise Fine Homes put together by Roxann McDaniel-Doise – Woodlands Area Real Estate. She has lots of great advice for buyers and sellers too.
I’m back linking to the article here:
Here are the first three steps she lists:
Don’t Jeopardize Your Loan – Taking out another loan, purchasing an automobile, making a large credit card purchase or even applying for another credit card prior to closing can jeopardize your Loan Commitment. A second credit check will be run just before closing so don’t do anything that would raise a red flag .
Arrange for a Mover – Get several WRITTEN estimates from movers specific to your required service. Do this several weeks before you close and by all means, CHECK THEIR REFERENCES.
Notify Services and Utility Companies – Be sure to get all utilities lined up for service including electricity, gas, water and telephone. Also notify the post office, insurance companies, movers, newspapers, magazine subscriptions, etc. several weeks prior to moving out of your current home. And don’t forget to change over mailing and billing addresses to your creditors.
About that first step, I actually knew someone who lost out on their new home just at closing. She went out and bought lots and lots of new furniture and accessories for the new home and put it on a couple of credit cards. Came time to close and the loan was denied.
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