Monday, April 02, 2007

Buyer Beware: Read Mortgage Documents Before Signing Them!

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Closing day can be a very hectic and stressful time. However, I cannot stress the importance of taking the time to read the fine print of your loan documents before signing them. It could be your last chance to spot items that need correction before they are recorded, and before the loan funds.

For example, if you told your lender that you preferred a fixed rate, and after taking the time to read the fine print, you discover that the loan documents show the mortgage will actually be adjustable, you can have this corrected before you go through with closing. It will be too late if you wait until after closing.

Make sure you read everything, or if you have an attorney, have them review these loan docs for you. Don't let anyone pressure you into signing without reviewing your mortgage documents, and make sure that you clearly understand what you are agreeing to. All questions should be addressed prior to signing your loan documents, and all corrections should be made prior to signing your closing documents.

It will be well worth the peace of mind you will have when all is said and done.

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