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5 ways to screw up a mortgage refinance

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Want to throw your home loan into limbo?

"Go on vacation and don't tell the lender," Walters says.

Lack of communication will throw a pending mortgage into turmoil. "Remain accessible," Walters says. "Don't disappear. Sometimes people do."

A lengthy disappearance might have been a nonissue a few years ago, but it's not a good idea now. Lenders' paperwork requirements are more stringent than they were three years ago.

Expect the lender to ask for documents sometime between application and closing. It might be a request for your latest pay stub or an explanation of a big deposit into your checking account.

Stay in contact with the lender, and respond sooner rather than later to requests for more documentation.


 

 

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