The Mortgage Loan Process: an Overview

There can be little question that getting a mortgage loan is a complicated process. You wouldn't be here on our website if you could fill out a simple loan app and receive the best loan funded in one day. We do most of the heavy lifting for you, so you can concentrate on what's important — preparing to move into your new home or saving money.

There are four main steps involved in obtaining a loan.

Step one: Decide how much you can afford

A couple of factors determine this amount. How much of a monthly payment can you afford? What is the maximum you can borrow from a lender, given your income and credit history? You can get a good idea of your preferred payment abount using the calculators on our website. We'll also help you through different scenarios by asking a few simple questions. Because lender guidelines are fairly standard, we can give you a good idea of how much you can borrow after a short conversation.

Step two: complete a pre-qualification

This is where the rubber meets the road and Tenby J. Dahman can really save you money. You will give us details on your current job, your assets, and your residence history. You'll provide information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We get your permission to pull your credit score and report. We'll go over all this info then give you a pre-qualification letter. Your agent will likely use your pre-qual (as they may call it) to make the best offer on the home you choose. While you're looking for your new house with your real estate agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

After you've made the offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. It's very easy, and you can apply online, right here on our site. At the end of this step, we'll order an appraisal of your new home.

Step four: your loan is funded

The agents will find a title company to handle the "funding" of the loan and closing. We'll work with this company to make sure the papers your lender needs are in order, and you will probably}likely sign everything at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with the title company on your date of closing. Because you will not need to coordinate this process, you get to concentrate on moving logistics, painting, new carpet, and the fun parts of moving into a new home.

You've answered a few questions, provided lots of information, applied , and the next thing you know, you are deciding when to move in! We take care of all the loan details so you can spend your time finding your new home.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Tenby J. Dahman at 3038627760. We answer questions about the loan process every day.