Things Not To Do Before Purchasing A Manufactured Home
There are things you should “not do” before purchasing a Manufactured, Mobile Home:
No Major Purchase of Any Kind
This includes furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, jewelry, vacations, expensive weddings and automobiles, of course.
Don’t Move Money Around
When a lender reviews your loan package for approval, one of the things they are concerned about is the source of funds for your down payment and closing costs. Most likely, you will be asked to provide statements for the last two or three months on any of your liquid assets. This includes checking accounts, savings accounts, money market funds, certificates of deposit, stock statements, mutual funds, and even your company 401K and retirement accounts.
If you have been moving money between accounts during that time, there may be large deposits and withdrawals in some of them. The Mortgage Underwriter (the person who actually approves your loan) will probably require a complete paper trail of all the withdrawals, and deposits. You may be required to produce cancelled checks, deposit receipts, paystubs, and other seemingly inconsequential data, which could get quite tedious.
You could perhaps become exasperated at your Lender, but they are only doing their job correctly. To ensure quality control and eliminate potential fraud, it is a requirement on most loans to completely document the source of all funds. Moving your money around, even if you are consolidating your funds to make it “easier,” could make it more difficult for the Lender to properly document. So leave your money where it is until you talk to a Loan Officer.
Don’t change banks, either and if you have doubts about anything call Frank, your Broker or your Lender.
Should You Change Jobs?
For most people, changing employers will not really affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can be disastrous to your loan application. Not all Lenders will work with a buyer in financing a Manufactured/Mobile home on leased land so please ask a member of The Thompson Team for a list of Lenders that will work with you on the financing a Manufactured/Mobile home in a leased land Community.