Your Guide to Mortgage Paperwork
Trackin gall the paperwork you need to process your loan can be a headache. Your agent will assist you with gathering the proper documents, but make sure you're educated about what you need in advance.
The Low Down on Down Payments
DETERMINE YOUR DOWN PAYMENT - Don't make the mistake of looking at all your assets and concluding that’s how much you have for your down payment. First, set aside 2 to 5 percent of the purchase price for closing costs. Then, set aside an additional $5,000 to $10,000 (depending on where you live) for relocation expenses, moving costs, furniture and short-term improvements, and unforeseen costs.