The Mortgage Loan Process: an Overview

There can be no question ; getting a mortgage is a complex process. You wouldn't be researching mortgage loans if you could get a loan in a single day with 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.

There are four important steps involved in getting a loan.

Step one: Decide how much you can afford

This is a function of a couple things. 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. And we can guide you to the right loan amount and best program for you when you answer a few quewstions. 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: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where the process really begins and you save the most money. You will provide details about your current job, your assets, and residence history. You'll provide information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We will pull get your credit report and score (with your permission, of course). After we've reviewed the provided information, we'll provide a pre-qualificaiton letter. Handle it with care — it can be a useful tool for buying your new home! With this letter, your real estate agent will negotiate the best deal for your new home. While you're deciding on the home that's right for you, we're busy finding the loan program that's right for your unique situation.

Step three: apply for your loan

Once you have signed an 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. After the seller has accepted your offer and you have applied for your loan, we'll order a professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: your loan is funded

The real estate agents will find an escrow/title company to handle the "funding" of the loan and closing. We'll coordinate with this company to make sure all the papers your lender will require are avaiailable, and you'll probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe work with with the title company on your date of closing. Because you will not need to coordinate this process, you can concentrate on the move, if you're going to repaint, new carpet, and all the details of getting your new home.

You've answered some few questions, given us lots of information, applied , and the next thing you know, you are deciding when to move in! We do the legwork so you can focus on finding your new home.

Have questions about the loan process? Call The Reen Team at American Pacific Mortgage at (408) 626-1879. It's our job to answer lending questions, so we're happy to help!

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