Purchasing a house is not always easy and particularly if a person is buying the house for the first time. There are like dozen things to consider such as the whereabouts of the house, the purchase price of the house, the monthly salary of the person and the financing alternatives accessible to the person. The aspiring home buyers must take into account their financial resources, salary and household expenditures before wishing to either buy or acquire a home loan. The home loans are offered by banks and private lenders who have certain criteria which a person needs to comply with in hopes of getting the mortgage for their desired house.
The home buyers have to make a careful decision while satisfying all the necessary loan requirements such as mentioning their occupation, monthly income, credit history, debt to income ratio and duration of the loan repayment.
The reasons which a person needs to think when applying for home loan program are
- The current or existing state of the finances and whether he/she will be able to pay a substantial amount as down payment and afford the monthly installments
- The credit score of the person is very important as it tells the borrower if a person can pay back the loan amount or not. A high credit score can entail a low-interest rate whereas a low credit score will result in the high-interest rate applicable to the loan amount. If a person has a low credit score, he/she can take time to improve the credit ratings by either paying the outstanding debt, paying the installments on time and avoiding any new debt
- Debt to income ratio is another major factor that can decide the approval or rejection of loan application. Deb to income ratio is calculated by dividing the total debts of the person with the salary of the person with his/her.
Purchasing and owning a house give added responsibility to the person and one must make sure to properly carry out the necessary repairs and maintenance of the house to keep it in shape. A house is more than a place to take shelter, but it is a place where a person gets to spend time with his parents, siblings, wife, and children. There is always a sense of love and belonging in the house. A person can also keep his/her favorite animal as a pet which can further add to the excitement and fun in the house. The house provides a person with space to keep his favorite belongings whether they are electronic gadgets such as television or kitchen appliance or furnishings such as sofas, bed, table, chairs, and cabinets.
The money spent on mortgage payments is tax deductible which offers a person to not only to save and build his financial equity but after the mortgage payments are completed a person can become a homeowner. A person also has the luxury to sell his/her house of the property prices rise, and he/she can gain profitable revenue from the sale of the house.