What can you expect when you apply for a mortgage?

What can you expect when you apply for a mortgage?

  • First, you’ll complete our on-line application

    The application will ask you questions about the home and your finances and takes less than 20 minutes to complete. As soon as you’ve finished the application we’ll review your request. If your application is pre-approved on-line, we’ll ask you for a deposit to cover the cost of the appraisal on your home so that we can begin to process your request immediately. This deposit will be credited towards your closing fees at closing. After completing your application, a Loan Officer will contact you to introduce himself or herself and to answer any questions you may have. Your Loan Officer is a mortgage expert and will provide help and guidance along the way. If your request wasn’t approved on-line, he or she will ask you for any information required to make a decision about your loan.


  • We’ll send you an application kit and upon pre-approval prepare your loan for closing.

    The application kit will be sent using a one-day delivery service and will contain papers for you to sign and a list of items we’ll need to verify the information you provided about your finances during the on-line application. We’ll order the appraisal from a licensed appraiser who is familiar with home values in your area. Depending on your finances and the loan amount requested, different types of appraisals are used. Sometimes the appraiser will need to view the home. Sometimes they are able to do their evaluation from the street. Title insurance will be necessary. If you’re purchasing a home, we’ll work with the real estate broker or seller to ensure the title work is ordered as soon as possible. If you are refinancing we’ll take care of ordering the title work for you. We’ll use the title insurance to confirm the legal status of your property and to prepare the closing documents. Your Loan Officer will keep you informed every step of the way.


  • We’ll contact you to coordinate your closing date.

    After we received the application kit back from you and the appraisal and title work, upon final approval we’ll contact you to schedule your loan closing. If you are purchasing a home, we’ll also schedule the closing with the real estate broker and the seller. The closing will take place at the office of a title company or attorney in your area who will act as our agent. A few days before closing, your Loan Officer will contact you to walk through the final information so that there won’t be any surprises at closing. That’s all there is to it! You’re on your way to the most convenient home loan ever!