The Mortgage Loan Process: an Overview

There's a lot involved when you get a mortgage loan. You would not be researching mortgage loans if you could get a loan in one day by filling out a simple application. We do the heavy lifting for you, so you can concentrate on what's important — preparing to move into your new home or saving money.

Getting a home loan involves four major steps.

Step one: determine how much you can borrow

A couple of factors determine this amount. How much of a monthly payment can you afford? And given your unique credit and employment history, income and debt, and goals, how much will a lender loan you? You can get a good idea of your preferred payment abount using the calculators on our website. And we can guide you to the right loan amount and best program for you when you answer a few quewstions. Based on standard lender guidelines, we'll get you a good idea of what kind of terms and loan program you can expect to benefit most from.

Step two: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where the process really begins and The Lending Source can really save you money. You will provide info about 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. After we've reviewed this information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. Your REALTOR® should use the pre-qual (as they may call it) in order to make the best offer on the home you choose. The pre-qual letter gives you buying clout! While you're looking for a new house with your REALTOR™, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply for your loan

Once you've made the offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. It's very easy, and you can do it online, right here on our site. After the offer has been accepted and you have submitted your loan application, we will order the professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: funding

The real estate agents will find a title company to handle the "funding" of the loan and closing of the sale. We'll coordinate with this company to make sure all the papers your lender requires are avaiailable, and you'll probably}likely sign everything at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with the title company to set your date of closing. Since you will not need to worry about these details, you can think about the move, paint colors, new carpet, and the details involved in getting a new house.

You've answered some few questions, provided lots of information, applied online, and Before you know it, you'll be moving! We take care of the legwork so you can spend your time finding your new home.

Have questions about the loan process? Call The Lending Source at (973) 601-2122. We answer questions about the loan process every day.

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