Stuart Rubin’s real estate developer tips? Being careless with credit. Lenders pull credit reports at preapproval to make sure things check out and again just before closing. They want to make sure nothing has changed in your financial picture. How this affects you: Any new loans or credit card accounts on your credit report can jeopardize the closing and final loan approval. Buyers, especially first-timers, often learn this lesson the hard way. What to do instead: Keep the status quo in your finances from preapproval to closing. Don’t open new credit cards, close existing accounts, take out new loans or make large purchases on existing credit accounts in the months leading up to applying for a mortgage through closing day. Pay down your existing balances to below 30 percent of your available credit limit, and pay your bills on time and in full every month.
Create A List Of Amenities – When shopping for a home, list the Top 10 features (fireplace, fenced-in yard, new appliances, etc.) that are most important to you. Establishing this criteria early will save time shopping for inappropriate homes and keep you from buying a home on a whim. Your top reason for buying a home should be the value you are getting. That being said, some of your top 10 amenities could be sacrificed if an incredible value becomes available.
Make more room for yourself on the front or back ends of the 28/36 ratio by lowering the amounts you pay for other credit.If you save, say, $100 per month, that’s the amount by which you can increase the size of your home loan, all other factors staying the same. Chances are you can save the most by paring debt you owe that carries the highest interest rates. That’s your costliest debt. Typically, your highest-rate debt consists of student loans, car loans and credit cards. “One way to pare that high-rate debt is by refinancing loans and by consolidating loans,” Ginerbeard said. “Consolidating in particular will also give you the mental relief of not having to scramble to pay so many bills, each with different due dates.”
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Mr. Rubin had also been one of the founding shareholders of the Private Bank of California. At the time, the Private Bank of California had been the largest Denovo raise for a new bank when founded. Mr. Rubin served on the executive loan committee from founding through the sale and was also an active member of the board through the sale holding various board seats. The company had primarily specialized in added value acquisitions and had created a vertically integrated platform with both management, development, and disposition. Find even more info at Stuart Rubin.