One of the houses you viewed looks even better in person than its pictures and you have fallen madly in LOVE with it. You can see your dog running around the yard and your family coming for holiday dinners. You absolutely, positively must have this house!!
You call your lender who quickly takes your application and pulls your credit. Thirty minutes later the lender calls with the news that your credit score that you thought was in the 700s is actually 578. A credit score that does not meet the lender’s minimum requirement for loan approval.
I wish I could say that the above scenario has never happened to any of my potential buyers but it has. Buyers/borrowers think that getting preapproved for a loan is easy and back in 2005 and 2006 it was. But that’s not the case today. Lenders minimum requirements for both credit scores and down payments have increased.
Don’t waste your time and don’t risk someone else buying your dream home. Get preapproved for a loan before viewing Spring Texas houses for sale. If you need a recommendation for a Spring Texas lender, give us a call at 281.804.8626. We would be happy to refer you to local lenders that offer competitive interest rates, low fees, and who have a good record of closing loans on time.
We entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning... read moreWe entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning she was extremely up front and honest about exactly what we would need to do to get our house sold. We had an incredibly tight timeline, that she explained would be difficult to make - but she helped us make it happen and our house sold in 2 days! She had recommendations for all our home repair needs and they were all professional and fairly priced. She worked hard to really sell our offer for our new home - she was able to pull off the tight timeline, securing a rent back from our old house so we had time to move out, and a contingency for our new home. Definitely exceeded our expectations. She was so helpful along the way - as first time home sellers we really relied on her and we feel lucky to have worked with her! You will not regret working with Jill! read less