How the Loan Process Works
No doubt, a lot involved when you get a mortgage. You wouldn't be here on our site if you could fill out a one-page loan app and get the best loan funded in one day. 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 loan involves four major milestones.
Step one: Decide how much you can afford
This is a function of a couple things. What kind of monthly payment are you looking for? 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. 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: complete a pre-qualification
This is where 1st Credential Mortgage Inc will start to save you money. You will give us information on your current job, your assets, and your residence history. You'll give us your employment, asset, and residence history information. We will pull get your credit report and score (only after you give your permission. After we've finished reviewing this information, we'll give you a pre-qualificaiton letter. Your agent will use the pre-qual (as they may call it) to make the best offer on the home you choose. The pre-qual letter gives you buying clout! While you're deciding on the home that's right for you, we're busy finding the loan that's right for you.
Step three: apply now! We make it easy
Once you have made an offer and the sellers have accepted, it's time to apply for the loan. It's very easy, and you can apply online, right here on our website. After the offer has been accepted and you have applied for your loan, we'll order the professional appraisal on the 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 all the papers your lender requires are in order, and you will probably}likely sign all these papers at their officeWe coordinate with the title company on your date to close. Since you don't need to worry with this coordination, you can concentrate on moving logistics, paint colors, new carpet, and the fun parts of moving into a new house.
You've answered some few questions, given us lots of information, applied , and the next thing you know, you're moving in! We take care of the mortgage legwork so you can spend your time finding the new home that's right for you.
Have questions about the loan process? Call 1st Credential Mortgage Inc at (281) 778-0805. It's our job to answer lending questions, so we're happy to help!