Lenders won't have to run a second full credit check before closing on mortgage
Despite earlier reports to the contrary, it turns out that your mortgage lender will not have to pull a second full credit report on you hours before closing on your home purchase or refinancing. In a clarification of a policy announced earlier this year, mortgage giant Fannie Mae now says that applicants will need to come clean about any debts they have incurred since they submitted their mortgage application -- or debts they never disclosed on the application. But a formal pre-closing credit report will not be mandatory to confirm creditworthiness. Instead, loan officers can use other techniques to verify that you haven't financed a new car, taken out a personal loan or even applied for new credit in any amount that might make it more difficult for you to afford your monthly mortgage payments.