Agent Jirius: 10 Buyer Rules in Kenmore, Washington Homes

10 Buyer Rules in Kenmore, Washington Homes

10 Buyer Rules in Kenmore, Washington .At least once a year, one of my clients did something just before I met them that made it so that they could not buy a home when they thought they were ready. 

I am sending this out there in the hopes that lots of potential buyers in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State will see this before they are ready to buy so they do not fall into one of these traps. Call me if you have any questions about buying a home in Kenmore, Washington .

10 commandments for home buyersThese 10 Commandments home buyers must follow may seem like common sense to many. Buyers, however, can sometimes forget with all the excitement surrounding the buying of their new home. In the past couple of weeks, I have heard of two separate buyers who saw their home loan turned down, and their dream shattered, a few days before closing because they had bought furniture for their new home before it actually became their home. Both of them now have beautiful furniture with no home to put them in.

These two buyers were not my clients but it always hurts when I hear of transactions falling apart for reasons that could have been avoided. These 10 commandments (from KWU) are part of the buyer packet I give all my clients when we first meet and I always stress that once they get pre-approved and the process is started, they can't do anything that might affect their credit.

1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.

2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it)!

3. Thou shalt not use credit cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.

4. Thou shalt not spend money you have set aside for closing.

5. Thou shalt not omit debts or liabilities from your loan application.

6. Thou shalt not buy furniture.

7. Thou shalt not originate any inquiries into your credit.

8. Thou shalt not make large deposits without first checking with your loan officer.

9. Thou shalt not change bank accounts.

10. Thou shalt not co-sign a loan for anyone.

If you are in the process of buying a home, remember that your credit must not change or be affected in any way until you actually sign the paperwork and get possession of your new home. Lenders will not only look into your credit when you first get pre-approved, they will check it again (and sometimes again and again) before they let you sign the mortgage. If you want to buy new furniture for your home or change jobs, just be patient. There will always be time to do it after the closing.


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Comment balloon 3 commentsJirius Isaac • October 21 2009 11:38PM


Jirius: Great admonitions for buyers of homes. It's sad when buyers suffere a set back because they didn't follow these common sense commandments.

Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) about 9 years ago

Great choice for a re-blog, Jirius! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) about 9 years ago

Thanks for the re-read guys.

Posted by Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA (Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage) about 9 years ago