The Three Worst Things You Can Say to a Mortgage Lender

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Buying a house, to put it mildly, is hard. There are a rash of decisions to be made, from deciding what community you want to live in and choosing a real estate agent to determining just how much house you can afford and how much you want to put down. It's a nerve-wracking experience, to be sure.

But everything we've just mentioned can be a picnic compared to the conversations you're going to have with your mortgage lender.

Mortgage lenders might disagree -- after all, they're just like you and me -- but in their office, behind their desk, wearing that smart suit or tie ... well, they have power. A lot of power. And that can make anyone nervous.

So before you meet with your mortgage lender, open your mouth and regret the words that spill out, take a look at our list of the three worst things you could say to a mortgage lender.