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Today, we'll talk about 7 Essential Requirements for Applying for a Mortgage Loan - Tips for a Successful Application



A steady income is necessary: 

In order to qualify for a mortgage loan, lenders will want to see that you have a consistent and reliable source of income. In other words, when you apply for a loan, like a mortgage loan to buy a house, the people who are giving you the loan want to make sure that you will be able to pay them back. And one way they check that is by looking at your income, and all the money you make in a consistent basis.


A good credit score is important: 

A strong credit score will help you secure a better interest rate and increase your chances of being approved for a loan. Your credit score is like a report card for how well you have handled borrowing money in the past. It is calculated based on information in your credit reports, such as how many loans you have, how much money you owe, and if you have made your payments on time.


A minimum down payment: 

Most lenders will require a certain amount of money as a down payment, which can vary depending on the type of loan and the property you are purchasing. A down payment is an important aspect of buying a house, and it is generally required by most lenders. It helps demonstrate your commitment to the purchase, and can help lower the overall cost of the loan.


Proof of employment: 

You will need to provide proof of your current employment status and salary to the lender. For example, if you have been working at the same job for a long time and have a steady income, the lender may be more likely to approve your loan and offer you a better interest rate. On the other hand, if you have a history of frequent job changes or a lower income, the lender may be more hesitant to approve your loan or may require you to pay a higher interest rate.


Tax returns and W-2s and bank statements : 

Lenders will typically ask for your most recent tax returns and W-2s to verify your income and employment history. The Income Verification Express Service (IVES) is used by most lenders on your application 


Asset documentation: 

Lenders will want to see that you have assets such as savings accounts, investment portfolios, or retirement accounts to demonstrate your financial stability. You have to show the lender of your long term money managing to give them proof that you are a worthy responsible person.


A pre-approval letter: 

A pre-approval letter from a lender will show sellers and real estate agents that you are a serious and qualified buyer, which can increase your chances of having your offer accepted. It is like going on a cruise for a vacation. You have to buy the ticket first, or you are not boarding the ship. You have to be approved before going to see an available home with your real estate agent.


By understanding these 7 necessary steps you can take the first step in having a successful mortgage application. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach me, I'm an experienced agent who would be happy to help guide you through the process and find you the perfect home.


Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 


To purchase your dream home or a great foreclosure property, is about being educated, thorough and patient with the process. The most important aspect of finding the perfect home is working with a real estate agent who is highly skilled in negotiation and understanding of your expectations!  


For more information or assistance to help you find a home in the Las Vegas and Henderson area please call us at 702–845–8540