Are you applying for a new mortgage or a mortgage refinance? Unfortunately, it can be very depressing if you have applied for a new mortgage with the expectation of moving into your new dream home only to find out that the bank or financial institution has turned your mortgage refinance application down. All your hopes of getting into the new nest are squashed then and there. But then, this need not happen if you get educated about how these mortgage issuers work and then do exactly as they want you to. So, what can you do?
Below are some popular reasons why mortgage applications get rejected – some of them even at the final stage when you are all enthusiastic about moving into the new house. Avoid these pitfalls, and you will have better chances of getting your mortgage application cleared.
Low Credit Rating
Do you know the first thing a mortgage lender will do when you ask them for a loan? When you first submit a loan application, a lender will check your credit rating.They can even get your credit rating from all the three crediting bureaus. If you’re already experienced a bankruptcy, your application for a mortgage might already be a longshot. Even things like late payments can be too bad. Everything is checked – car loans, personal loans, credit card loans, etc. The evaluation goes as far as checking how you repaid back your student loans to evaluate whether or not to approve your loan.
Appraisal Value of Property is Low
When you apply for a mortgage, the lender will send experts to the location of the property to evaluate its market value. This process is called appraisal. In many cases, the mortgage application might be rejected if it is found that the value of the property is lower than what is applied for.
Insufficient funds in bank account
When you apply for a mortgage loan, you don’t get 100% of what the cost is of the property. You will get approximately 75 – 95% of the property cost and need to make up the difference from your assets. Plus there are the fees due at closing to consider. The lenders will dig into your bank account for these fees. If you do not have the right funds ready for them, they will reject. Many times a lender will look at your banking accounts and make the determination that you don’t have enough in cash to cover your portion of the loan plus the charges for closing.
Too much debt
Reeling under too much debt is never healthy, and not at all in the case of a mortgage application. If you have too many loans that you are somehow juggling, the lenders would not like to burden you with another. Again, the crediting agencies can tell your lenders exactly how much indebted you are.