Do’s and Dont’s

Do’s and Don’ts when Getting Ready to Buy a House

Here is a list of some important steps to take if you are planning on buying a house in the next 1 to 6 months:

Documents Needed

1.Do collect your past 2 years tax returns and w-2,
2.Do find you social security card.


3.Don’t apply for new credit of any kind.
4.Don’t dispute credit accounts.
5.Do keep all existing credit card accounts open.
6.Don’t MAX OUT or overcharge existing credit cards.
7.Don’t consolidate debt to one or two cards.
8.Do stay current on your existing accounts.
9.Don’t pay off collections unless asked to by your loan officer.
10. Do pay off all judgments, or tax liens.
11. Do be current on your student loan payments.


12.Don’t make any large purchases via credit.
13.Don’t plan a major purchase, a cruise or a wedding, at the same time.

Bank Accounts

14. Don’t make large cash deposits. Paycheck are OK. Avoid hard currency
15.Do build your bank account to cover at the minimum your down payment.
16.Don’t bounce checks or have insufficient charges on your account

Do call me. I am here to help you through this process.