Real Estate Tips for Buyers:
Don't overspend and don't open credit cards. You don't want to touch your credit, your debt-to-income-ratio or have to start giving more explanations to the bank on what you have in your accounts.
Any of these could not just slow down or pause your loan and closing but even cancel it.
Have some patience. We've seen loans cancelled because someone got excited and bought a fridge and appliances before closing.