Some people rush to get a mortgage and commit mistakes that haunt them for years. Realtors have once reiterated this point, noting that such mistakes can make people pay more for their loan.
Wasatchpeaks.com and other financial service providers list some mistakes you should avoid:
Overlooking mortgage terms
When the Great Recession struck and underwater mortgages were all over, Ogden also felt the pinch. Homeowners took the blame for the losses, not reading between the lines when signing for mortgages. Even today, some buyers get awestruck on seeing “nice” adjustable rates in the market. The mortgage rate may be affordable for a few years only to turn against you later. Understanding the terms to the core can help you make a better decision.
Failing to shop around
Consumers today will not buy a smartphone or a car without visiting a few stores to compare their features and prices. What beats logic is that some take the time to shop for a mortgage, something that is even pricier. A study by CFPB puts the figure of those that fail to shop around at 50%. If you fall here, you might be doing injustice to yourself. Even the slightest rate difference can mean a lot to your pocket.
Inadequate down payment
Things have changed a lot since the Great Depression; you may not get a mortgage without placing something on the table. Nobody wants to go back to the era of foreclosures, hence the stringent measures on down payment. Interestingly, some buyers in Ogden still enter the market empty handed. The result is always the same disappointment.
Not checking credit
When did you last visit Equifax or TransUnion for your credit report? While these agencies offer the reports free, some people get a mortgage without an idea how this credit looks like. There is also the FICO score from Barclaycard and banks that you could bank on.
Buyers in Ogden make many mistakes, especially when they are buying their first homes. The good thing is that you can avoid the mistakes very easily. Take note of the advice mentioned and ask for help whenever you are in doubt.