Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

July 8, 2013

Pre-Closing Credit Checks

By Gloria Liu

Since 2010, Fannie Mae has required lenders to recheck a borrower’s credit right before closing the mortgage. It is advised that borrowers not do anything that might affect their financial status quo until the mortgage has been closed. For example, purchasing a $3000 flat-screen television on a new credit card account may cause the loan to be sent back to underwriting.

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