There can be a lot of excitement when purchasing a home as you are envisioning your new life in this property, but it is important to keep your emotions at bay while you stay on track with the steps of the sale. Home purchases can and do in fact fall through at times and according to the National Association of Realtors, 1 in 16 deals do not close. Why do these deals falling apart? Here are some of the top reasons so that you can avoid them.
Changes in credit
Your credit can fluctuate throughout the course of a deal. Things like a missed payment, opening up a new credit card, making a large purchase all can have an affect on your credit score. Make sure you are making your payments on time and avoid making any large purchases so you don’t jeopardize your eligibility for a mortgage.
A home inspection is always a wise thing to do. Keep in mind that no property is perfect and most will have something come up even if it is relatively minor. Try to keep things in perspective if there are necessary repairs. For more significant issues, you may try negotiating with the sellers to see if they will work with you on the issue.
Failure to get pre-approved
Every buyer should connect with a reputable mortgage agent before they even begin their home search. Only a mortgage agent will be able to provide you with a pre-approval letter that lists the amount that you can afford. This letter is also helpful to accompany offers so that sellers know they are working with a qualified buyer.
Running out of funds
Your downpayment is not the only thing that you will need to have cash for. In addition, there are miscellaneous moving expenses, potential repairs and closing costs at the very least. Your mortgage broker can provide you with a good faith estimate for what you will need regarding monies that are directly related to the deal.
Loss of perspective
Sometimes even the smallest things can get blown out of proportion. Keeping in constant communication with everyone can help avoid many of these potential issues. Don’t lose sight of the big picture as well as sometimes the smaller issues really don’t matter so much in the end.
Buyers many times get emotional and excited during the home search and offer process. Once the inspection report is complete and is followed by paperwork and writing checks the purchase becomes a true reality. In the end, homeownership is worth it as you build equity in the home that you will begin making new memories in.