If You're Rejected for a Mortgage
If you’re application is rejected, don’t panic. There are many reasons you get rejected for a conforming mortgage: Debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is too high, Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio is too high, credit Score too low, missing or incorrect documents and bankruptcy.
Mortgage Pre-qualification and Pre-approval
PRE-QUALIFICATION - This is an easy first step to show sellers you’re getting serious about buying. In order to get a mortgage pre-qualification letter, a loan officer will make a general assessment of your financial situation. They’ll be able to gauge whether or not you can get a loan and how much money you can get. PRE-APPROVAL - Once you’ve gotten a better idea of your financial picture, you need to get pre-approved. It’s important to time your pre-approval with when you’re ready to buy because a pre-approval letter expires in 60 to 90 days. Pre-approval is a conditional promise from a bank or lender that they are willing to lend to you, and for what amount.