I  understand the temptation of wanting to begin making your new house
a home or spending your new savings on fixing up your existing home, but
now is the time to keep your finances stable until your loan with us closes.
We do not want you to do anything that will have an adverse effect on your
home loan so please pay close attention to the DO’s and DON’TS below. As
always, if you think you will be making any changes to your financial situation,
contact me immediately.

Things to DO        

DO respond to my requests in a timely manner to avoid delays in the process.

DO keep all existing credit card accounts open.

DO use your credit as you normally would.  You don’t want to appear you
are diverting  from your normal spending patterns, it could cause your
credit score to go down.

DO maintain your employment at your current job.

DO pay off collections, judgments, or tax liens reported within the last year.

DO stay current on your existing accounts.

DO call me!  I am here to help you through the loan process!

Things to AVOID

DO NOT leave off any debts or liabilities when filling out your loan application.
The underwriter is trained to find such things and it’s important to be honest
up front.

DO NOT change jobs.  This includes quitting your job, going self-employed,
or moving within the company.

DO NOT buy a new vehicle.  This will put your loan in jeopardy.  It could
cause your DTI (debt-to-income ratio) over the limit for the loan you are
trying to obtain.

DO NOT spend the money you have saved for closing.  Even if you are one
of the lucky ones to receive your closing costs paid, you still may have a
balance due at closing.

DO NOT buy a new refrigerator or anything else that might be considered a big
ticket item. This will undoubtedly affect your DTI (debt-to-income ratio).

DO NOT apply for additional credit.  Whether you’re getting a new cell phone,
student loan, a new credit card, anything that would warrant a credit check,
do not do it.

DO NOT use your charge cards unreasonably or excessively.  Also, do not
fall behind on payments!

DO NOT make any large deposits without first checking with me.  Any large
non-payroll deposits will need an explanation.

DO NOT change bank accounts.

DO NOT co-sign on any loan for anyone!  This will definitely make you
responsible for that loan and could increase your DTI (debt-to-income ratio).
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First Federal Bank, 2450 Atlanta Hwy Suite 1103 Cumming, GA  30040
Bill Brown
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