Not long ago I was helping a client look for a home. They had a very specific list of requirements that a limited number of homes could meet, so we looked a long time before finding them a home. As with any buyer I had them get pre-qualified for a mortgage at the beginning of the process so that we knew what they could afford to purchase. One year later we found the right home and were ready to make a strong offer, and then I nearly had a heart attack when her dad said they had just bought a new car.
There are certain things you should not do when in the home buying process so I asked my friend, credit repair expert and former mortgage loan officer, Blair Warner, to talk about the things you should not do between getting pre-approved for a mortgage and closing on your new home (even if it is a year later).