- 43% - cut spending on luxury or non-essential items
- 34% - cut spending on entertainment
- 27% - cut spending on clothes
- 14% - canceled vacation plans
9% - earned extra income through a second job
- 7% - sold or decided not to purchase a vehicle
- 44% - did not need to make any sacrifices
Forty-percent of first-time buyers experienced some difficulty during the mortgage application and approval process. Single, male buyers expressed a higher incidence of difficulty than single females and married or unmarried couples.
Pre-approval from a qualified mortgage lender before the home search process begins is still considered the best advice for all buyers who will purchase with a mortgage. Your real estate professional can make recommendations for a loan officer that could help you avoid unnecessary aggravations.