Reasons Why Your Mortgage Loan Application Was Denied

By: Miodrag Trajkovic

When your mortgage loan application was denied, it results to frustration, disappointment and at times, humiliation. However, when you are determined, this should not be a reason to give up. Instead, devote yourself in correcting the problems that might have caused the denial of your mortgage loan application.

You will be able to correct the possible causes by understanding why your application was denied in the first place. By doing this, you might obtain success in your next try. Below are some of the common reasons why a mortgage loan application will be rejected:

Asking for a very high loan

One of the possible reasons why a loan gets denied is that it maybe too high compared to the loan-to-value-application standard of the lender. To the lender, this will mean you will not be able to manage the account. Therefore, apply for an appropriate loan amount; the amount that will match your capacity to pay.

Insufficient Down Payment

Most of the lending companies require a down payment of at least 20 percent of the amount which you desire to loan. If you will not be able to comply with this requirement, you cannot gain success for your application. For this cause, you will have to secure the required amount of down payment so that you may qualify. However, if you are not comfortable with this type of agreement, you may opt to look for a lending company that will approve 100 percent of the loan with out requiring a down payment. There are lenders who can approve such mortgage loan application.

Low Income

Lenders can approve a mortgage loan application if the borrower has sufficient income. They will not grant a loan which is 28 percent higher than the borrower's monthly income. When you apply for a loan which is higher that this 28 percent, you application will surely be denied and rejected.

Bad Credit History

If you have a history of bad credit, it will affect you mortgage loan application. No one will like to lend money for someone who has unsettled debts; therefore, you should work on this situation by taking steps in improving your credit score. There are companies engage in giving credit scores and if your score goes down to 620 and below, that means you are on a bad credit and your loan will not be approved. Improving your credit record by paying on time for at least 6 months will increase your credit score, as well as your potential to get your loan granted. Paying down you credit card balances and other obligations will increase your credit score. It is even best to settle and close these accounts if possible.

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