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by Shane Van Niekerk - Date: 2007-01-02 - Word Count: 365 Share This!

Mortgage loans are probably the most well known loans there are. Most home owners have at some stage made use of one to purchase their homes. These loans are not only used for purchasing houses, but any other expensive article you might need. Acquiring a boat or equipment for a factory or perhaps large vehicles for a business can all be done with this loan.

There are certain requirements when you apply for a loan to purchase a home. You will normally be required to have some sort of a down payment, so it is a good idea to start saving for this before you start looking for a house you would like to buy. The banks or money lenders will be checking on your credit history. It is a good idea to pay off some small loan, or pay some accounts off very regularly so that they can see you are a responsible person concerning your finances.

A word of advice for the prospective home buyer who has never bought anything on credit and thinks this is a good remember that the banks regard this in the same light as a bad credit history. As you have never had to prove how you deal with debt they will not know which category you fall into.

The lender will want to know if you have been working at the same job for at least two years and have been residing at the same address for a reasonable time. This will count in your favor. Your income and monthly expenditure will also be of interest to them. When all these factors have been taken into account and they all prove to be positive you will be granted your loan according to the amount you can afford to pay off with your current income.

You can now enter the buying market and look for your dream home as you know that you already have approval for x amount of money. This works well as you can look to buy a home in your specific price range. Property agents will be keener to help you as they will know that you are serious about buying property and not just wasting their time.

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