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09-20-2012 08:15 AM
Part of our downpayment will be coming from my IRA. Withdrawals take about two weeks to get processed and receive the money. Should I go ahead and make the withdrawal request now even though the loan has not been officially approved yet? Our file is still with the mortgage broker and has not gone to underwriting yet. Our closing date is scheduled for October 26th.
09-20-2012 08:29 AM
I would just to be safe and isure the money is in your hands. Worst case you can pay it right back should something fall through. I assume your LO knows you are doing this withdrawl?
09-20-2012 09:35 AM
Probably better soon than later--lots of paperwork!
You're lucky, my 401K plan only allows hardship withrawals after exhausing possible loans, so I will/would have to take a loan from mine, which would have to be paid back in full immediately should I change jobs.
09-20-2012 10:15 AM
One of the many benefits of working for a small company. SEP-IRA means you can withdraw for anything at any time with a 10% penalty from the IRS for early withdrawal. Fortunately for us, the IRS waives that 10% penalty if you use the money to purchase your first home.
You probably didn't want to know that. Sorry, that is the CPA coming out in me.