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A Pre-Approval Does Not Guarantee A Mortgage Approval

Ross Taylor
Publication date:
April 27, 2021
Article Summary: 

A pre-approval does not guarantee a mortgage approval, as the lender needs to consider the property itself, approve all the terms and review the documentation before transitioning from pre-approved to approved. This uncertainty can have calamitous consequences for buyers, especially first-time buyers. It is important to know in advance how much mortgage they might qualify for, as even when a thorough review has been conducted, there are many things that could compromise their home purchase. Insured mortgage approval is technically approved twice – first by the lender and then by the insurer. Pre-approvals do not consider the specific properties.

The most important details are the reasons why a specific property can hinder a mortgage approval. These include the value of the home, the condition of the property, and the financial resources needed to cover the shortfall. Dustan Woodhouse's passionate concern for this topic inspired this article. Mortgage lenders may not approve a mortgage due to property specifics, location, and condo buildings. These include log homes, homes on leased land, First Nations, government or private, rural properties with a hint of hobby farming, properties containing asbestos, underground oil tanks, aluminum wiring, the remaining economic life of the property, the location of the property, and the maintenance fees or condo status certificate.

The most important details in this text are the reasons why a mortgage may not be approved due to changes in the borrower's circumstances or new information. These include being wary of change during the home-purchasing process, keeping personal taxes up to date, paying credit card bills on time, and not deferring loan payments. Additionally, it is important to be aware of any changes in the borrower's income, personal taxes, and credit card bills. Finally, it is important to remember that mortgage lenders may think twice about lending a considerable amount to someone who needs relief from their financial obligations.


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Source Citation: 
Ross Taylor
A Pre-Approval Does Not Guarantee A Mortgage Approval
April 27, 2021
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