What you should ask your lender/loan officer before making an offer


Things you may want to ask your lender before making an offer:

You are making an offer on a home and are getting a loan. Here are some important things to ask a lender. You may want to read my related posts “what you may want to know about a property“, “what to ask your Realtor“, and “what you need to make an offer

  • How much am I approved for?
  • What kind of loan should I get?
  • How much should I (do I need to) put down?
  • What are the closing costs for my loan at $XXX,XXX.00 purchase price?
  • What is the monthly payment for this loan at $XXX,XXX.00 purchase price?
  • How long will it take to close the loan? How long for a verifiable loan commitment?
  • What is the application fee and will it be refunded at closing?
  • What is the current interest rate for my loan type and what is a rate lock?
  • What are discount points and how much do they cost?
  • Since I’m buying a home at a very low price, what is the lowest loan amount you will give?
  • What are the restrictions for condition on a property for my loan type?

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