Why Update A Pre-Approval Letter?
Updating your pre-approval letter can make your offer to purchase property more appealing. These are the updates we suggest when you are actively home shopping;
- Ensure the purchase price and loan amount on the letter match up to your purchase price and loan amount on your offer to purchase. If it shows differently, the seller may conclude that the purchase price is negotiable.
- List the exact subject property address on the pre-approval letter. It will show due diligence on your part in putting together a thoughtful and well considered offer. Everything should match and your lender has acknowledged the subject property being considered for purchase.
- Show your scores! If you have credit scores at 700 or higher, we suggest listing them on the pre-letter. Sellers will feel more reassured and comfortable of buyers who can keep their credit obligations current and demonstrate good to excellent credit scores.
How do you get your pre-approval letter updated? Simply email the details, purchase price, down payment and new subject property address, to firstname.lastname@example.org and your pre-approval letter will be updated in minutes!
- How do I update an expired pre-approval letter?
- How will you verify income on a self-employed applicant?
- What if my credit score is too low?
- How do I dispute an item on my credit report?
- Will the inquiry about my credit affect my credit score?
- What is a credit score and how does it affect my application?
- What if my homeowner’s insurance is up for renewal?
- How do I complete the application if I was in school before obtaining my current job?
- Can I use my new job to qualify for a loan if I haven’t started it yet?
- How will rental income be verified?
- I have income from dividends and/or interest. What documents will I need to provide?
- Do I have to provide information about my child support, alimony or separate maintenance income?
- I am retired and my income is from pension or social security. What will I need to provide?
- What happens after I apply?
- Will my second job income be considered?
- Will my overtime, commission, or bonus income be considered when evaluating my application?
- I have student loans that aren’t in repayment yet. Will those be counted in my debt to income ratio?
- What debt do you include in my debt to income ratio?
- Why do you need information about other properties I own?
- Is a gift from someone else an acceptable source of my down payment?
- What will be required if I withdraw money from a 401(K) account for my down payment?
- What if I’m not sure about the property value, sales price or amount I want to borrow?
- What do I do if I can’t retrieve or print out the electronic disclosures, or have some other problem with them?
- What are some tips for completing the online application?
- If my loan application isn’t pre-approved, does that mean you can’t provide me with financing?
- When will I hear from someone after my inquiry/application?