But sit tight and be patient. There’s still a 45- to 60-day closing process – a time to hold off on major purchases or lifestyle changes that could adversely impact your finances, your credit, or the interest rate approved for your new mortgage.
Don’t apply for a new credit card or line of credit; it can convey to credit bureaus and your lender that you’re over-reliant on borrowing money.
- Don’t make any large purchases, like a car, or new furnishings for your home.
- Don’t max out your existing credit limit.
- Don’t quit or change jobs without telling your loan officer first.
- Don’t make any large deposits or withdrawals from your bank accounts.
Don’t worry – these suggestions are only temporary. Significant spending and banking behavior requires that we “follow the paper trail” and may result in you having to submit more or updated bank and/or account statements. Waiting until the close of your mortgage process means facilitating the move into your new home more quickly and seamlessly.