The Four Steps of the Mortgage Loan Process:The Loan Process: Four Steps

Make no mistake, there's a lot involved in oder to get a mortgage loan. You wouldn't be looking up loan information if it were possible to get a loan in one day with a simple application. We do most of 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 mortgage loan involves four major milestones.

Step one: Decide on your maximum loan amount

A couple of factors determine this amount. 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? Use the calculators on our website to determine your monthly payment amount. We'll also help you through different scenarios by asking a few simple questions. 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: complete a pre-qualification

This is where the process really begins and F&T Mortgage, Inc. NMLS # 168839 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) can really save you money. You will give us info on your employment, assets, and your residence history. You'll supply information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We will get your credit report and score (only after you give your permission, of course). After we've finished reviewing your information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. Be careful with this letter — it is a useful tool when you make your offer! Your agent should use the pre-qual (as they may call it) in order to make the best offer on the home you choose. While you're picking out your new home, we're busy finding the loan program that's just right for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

After you've signed an offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. It couldn't be easier, 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

Your real estate agent and the seller's will work together to find a title company to handle the funding of your loan. We'll work with this company to ensure all the papers your lender requires are avaiailable, and you'll probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with the title company to set your date of closing. Because you won't have to worry with this coordination, you get to concentrate on moving, paint colors, new carpet, and the details involved in moving into your new house.

You've answered some few questions, provided detailed information, applied , and the next thing you know, you are deciding when to move in! We take care of all the loan details so you can spend your time finding your new home.

Have questions about the loan process? Call F&T Mortgage, Inc. NMLS # 168839 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) at 214-300-8756. It's our job to answer lending questions, so we're happy to help!



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