How 2 Qualify for a Home Loan. Thinking of Buying a Home or condo in Maui?
You Real Estate Broker Howard Dinits will guide you through the process.
Even if you have the cash to buy, it is always good to know your financing options when purchasing a condo in Lahaina, a Luxury Estate in Kapalua, Beach House in Kihei, or your dream home in Wailea
Thinking of Buying a Home? It’s easy to Qualify for a loan in Hawaii, if you come prepared. It may take a few days to get all of your stuff together, but without them it can be near impossible to get a loan
As grandma always said, “Hard work pays off”, so make sure you have all of the necessary items organized and easily accessible in one folder.
In general, the documentation you will need to qualify includes:
Income & Assets
Pay stubs for the last 60 days.
For the past two years:
Names and addresses of each employer.
Statements for each bank, mutual fund and/or investment account for the last three months.
Estimated value of personal property and furniture.
If you have made any large deposits to your accounts:
Explanation and source for deposit.
If large deposit was a gift:
Signed gift letter (lender can supply).
Copy of gift check & Copy of deposit receipt.
If you own more than 25% of a business:
Corporate or partnership tax returns.
Tax returns for the last three years (with schedules).
Year-to-Date Profit and Loss Statement prepared by an accountant.
If you own rental property:
Tax returns for the last two years and current rental agreements.
If you are retired: Pension Award Letter.
If you receive Social Security: Social Security Award Letter.
If you are counting child support as income:
Copy of divorce settlement.
Copy of twelve months of cancelled child support checks.
Names, addresses, account numbers, balances and monthly payments on all current loans.
Explanation of credit report anomalies, including: Late payments, credit inquiries in the last 90 days, charge-offs, collections, judgments and/or liens.
Bankruptcy filed within last seven years (bring a copy of your bankruptcy papers).
Copy of DD Form 214, Report of Separation. DD Form 214 Request Form VA Eligibility
Other Important Items needed:
Photo ID and proof of Social Security number.
Residence addresses for the past two years.
If applicable, a copy of your divorce decree.
If you are not a citizen, a copy of the front and back of your green card.
Now that you are prepared and have all of the necessary items to get approved for a loan, take your information to a reputable lender. The lender will key in your information in a computer and get you an online approval. Once approved, you know what you can afford and are ready to go shopping.
That’s it. Your next step, is to call a knowledgeable Realtor, a Certified Residential Specialist, to go shopping for your new home or condo.
Howard Dinits RB CRS, Accredited Buyer’s Representative
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