The Do’s and Don’ts When Financing Your Home; St. Louis Mortgage Watch

Paramount Mortgage Company - St Louis

As the mortgage industry adjusts to new financial regulations, it is more important than ever to ensure that the financing of your new home goes smoothly. Your loan approval is subject to the financial information you provide at the time of your loan approval. Any subsequent changes in your financial situation before the actual date of closing could jeopardize your loan approval and delay your closing.

As part of Paramount Mortgage Company’s loan quality control, we undertake credit, income and employment verification checks immediately prior to your closing date. The entire Paramount Mortgage team wants your home purchase to be an enjoyable experience. By following the simple guidelines below, you are assured a smooth and error-free closing.

The Do’s

√ Do provide any documentation to your mortgage banker when requested in a timely manner.

√ Do keep making all financial obligations on-time (credit cards, car loans, etc.)

√ Do provide proof that your earnest money deposit has cleared your bank (cancelled check, bank statement).

√ Do set up your homeowner’s insurance and provide your mortgage banker with your insurance agent’s contact information.

√ Do notify your mortgage banker if there are any changes to your sales price and please notify him or her when you receive a closing date from the builder/seller.

√ Do ask questions and be informed.

√ Do be up front with your mortgage banker.

The Don’ts

√ Don’t apply, open or co-sign for any new credit lines or have your credit pulled unless you consult with your mortgage banker first.

√ Don’t make any large non-payroll deposits into your bank accounts unless you consult with your mortgage banker first.

√ Don’t quit or change jobs unless you consult with your mortgage banker first.

√ Don’t make any large cash advances/charges on your credit cards unless you consult with your mortgage banker first.

√ Don’t take it personally if you’re requested to provide additional information about your income or deposits. All information will be kept completely confidential.

√ Don’t bounce any checks or allow your checking/savings balance to have a negative balance.

St. Louis Mortgage Interest Rates – September 1, 2010

  • 30-year fixed-rate  4.250% no points
  • 15-year fixed-rate  3.750% no points
  • 5/1 adjustable rate 3.50% no points
  • FHA/VA 30-year fixed rate  4.375% no points
  • Jumbo 5/1 ARM 3.875% no points
  • Jumbo 15 year fixed-rate  4.375%

For more information or if you have questions on mortgage rates in St. Louis you may contact me by phone at my direct line, (314) 372-4319, email at or you can visit our company website at



*Note- The above rates are based upon a typical sale price of $187,500 with a 20% percent down payment leaving a loan amount of $150,000 to a borrower with a 720 credit score for a loan with no discount points charged. Rates and terms will vary depending upon loan amount, home value, credit and income of borrower.

This information is provided by this author and this site for informative purposes only and is not warranted or guarteed in any way.



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