If you provide the lender with complete, accurate information, everything should go smoothly. You may face a delay if the lender discovers credit problems, such as a history of late payments or nonpayment of debts, or a tax lien. You may then be required to submit additional explanations or clarifications. You should also be sure to notify your lender if your personal or financial status changes between the time you submit the application and the time of closing. If you change jobs, get an increase (or decrease) in salary, incur additional debt or change your marital status, let the lender know promptly. You may also be delayed if the home you selected fails to appraise for the agreed purchase price.