Tag Archives: changes in credit

Why mortgage applications get rejected?

Why mortgage applications get rejected?

If you are looking to get approved for a mortgage, look for approval information instead of asking why mortgage applications get rejected. The stress and anxiety of cleaning up your credit score and having years of good income showing on your taxes are only two of many steps your mortgage lender may assign on your tasks to get approved for a mortgage. Remember that an experienced mortgage broker will have a good idea of your chances of approval based on your current financial situation and what your options may be. They know that when they do the hard pull on your credit score that you will be within a thirty-day window to shop your application to a few companies they work with and see who is interested in giving you a home loan on good terms.

It is important to listen to your mortgage broker’s advice, assuming you trust them, and not worry much about all what is there to read on the Internet. Remember that some articles are “click bait” and are intended to appeal to your emotions instead of logic.

But, because you may be curious why mortgage applications get rejected, here are some reasons listed in this short article summary of “5 Mortifying Reasons Mortgage Applications End Up in the ‘Reject’ Pile,” published on Realtor.com:

  1. You did not use your credit cards enough. Using your credit cards and paying them off regularly makes you a better credit risk and your credit card issuer will increase your available credit line, and that means, so long as you don’t max the card out and make minimum payments, rather by leaving a significant amount of available credit, your scores will continue rising.
  2. Your new credit card accounts are too new. When you open a new credit card account, such as a department store card, your credit score will take a short dip and then bounce back up and should be higher if you have more new credit available and not being used. Therefore, your mortgage broker will tell you to not get any new credit, buy anything big or take on any new loans when you are within months of submitting your mortgage application.
  3. Failure to pay certain medical bills. Talk to your mortgage broker about any outstanding medical debts that have not been paid. They might suggest you negotiate a small but reasonable payment plan with the hospital so that a positive report shows on your credit. Be cautious, however about making deals to compromise and wipe out the balance for a decreased settlement amount because that could have a negative credit impact.
  4. Too recent a job change. Length of employment is a reasonably acceptable factor that tends to indicate whether you will be a good credit risk. If you have lengthy employment, that is a positive factor and once you are at your new position for a while, your score will bounce back up. That said, if you know you are going to apply for a mortgage, hold off on the job change if possible.
  5. Lying on your mortgage application, aka mortgage fraud. Do not inflate your financial status on a mortgage application. There are multiple levels of financial professionals who comb through details of your application. On paper, you are being judged on your credibility and trustworthiness and any dishonesty on your mortgage application is like sending up a big red flag to the lenders to tell them to take a pass on you. You may be surprised that the income or credit score required to be approved may be more achievable than you realize. Once again, so you do not need to ask why your mortgage applications was rejected, consult with the best mortgage broker you can find and follow their instructions.

Joseph Wrobel and his associates and staff at Joseph Wrobel, Ltd., want you to take control over your finances. You would be surprised how soon you may be able to qualify for a mortgage after financial problems including bankruptcy. Remember, what is important is not what you did before a bankruptcy, what matters is what you do every day afterwards. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, call Joseph Wrobel, Ltd., at (312) 781-0996 or Contact Us on ChicagoBankruptcy.com.