Getting a loan can be confusing. We have simplified the loan process by outlining the steps involved. Click on each step for further information on that step.
1. Find out how much you can borrow
The first step in obtaining a loan is to determine how much money you can borrow. In case of buying a home, you should determine how much home you can afford even before you begin looking. By answering a few simple questions, we will calculate your buying power, based on standard lender guidelines.
2. Select the right loan program
Home loans come in many shapes and sizes. Deciding which loan makes the most sense for your financial situation and goals means understanding the benefits of each. Whether you are buying a home or refinancing, there are 2 basic types of home loans. Each has different reasons you'd choose them.
3. Apply Online
Complete Secure Application: Takes about 10 minutes to complete and is required for "Pre-Approval". (Recommended)
Short Application: Takes 2-5 minutes to complete. You will be contacted once your application is submitted.
4. Begin loan processing
Although lenders conform to standards set by government agencies, loan approval guidelines vary depending on the terms of each loan. In general, approval is based on two factors: your ability and willingness to repay the loan and the value of the property.
5. Close your loan
After your loan is approved, you are ready to sign the final loan documents. You must review the documents prior to signing and make sure that the interest rate and loan terms are what you were promised. Also, verify that the name and address on the loan documents are accurate. The signing normally takes place in front of a notary public.