09-27-2012 08:49 AM
I am so excited today. I did alot of research and decided to have my credit pulled so that I would know what I needed to do and basically see my scores. The broker sent me a copy of my credit report and I was so surprised that two of my scores are in the 600's. My transunion score however is only 580 and I don't understand why. But I'm on my way and I'm so proud of myself because I've been really working to get my credit together so that I can become a homeowner.
While I am still working on getting my scores up a bit more, can someone tell me what I need to saving up for. What all fees will I need to have money for when it's time to actually get my house. I'm not looking to purchase until maybe around March of next year.
09-27-2012 09:31 AM
Do you have thoughts on which loan product you will be looking at? USDA, FHA, Conventional etc.? This helps know what type of fees and down payements you would need to save up for.
09-27-2012 11:14 AM
I don't know what closing costs average, but I think the downpament is 3.5% of th purchase price.
09-27-2012 12:30 PM
Don't forget about Earnest Money when you go under contract. Home inspection includes multiple tests that you'll have to pay for. Then there's the pre-paids too Taxes, Homeowners, etc.
Good luck, we're in the final stages and it's a long process but so worth it.
09-27-2012 01:40 PM
09-27-2012 01:59 PM
Here is a web site from Grand Homes that you can play with the numbers and it will give you a good idea of what you need to bring. Of course most of the numbers will be hypothetical (like taxes and insurance) but it will help you out.
09-28-2012 08:54 AM
keep working on it! My scores were all below 580 when i started. But now my highest when i started my housing process was 670. Just takes patience and hard work.
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