The Mortgage Loan Process: an Overview

Make no mistake, there's quite a lot to do in oder to get a mortgage loan. You would not be looking up loan information if it were possible to get a loan in one day by filling out a simple application. But Ward Kilduff Mortgage does the heavy lifting so you can concentrate on your life rather than the mortgage loan.

Getting a home loan involves four major milestones.

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? 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. 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 give us information on your employment, your assets, and residence history. You'll provide your employment, asset, and residence history information. We will get your credit report and score (only after you give your permission, of course). After we've reviewed this information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. Be careful with this letter — it can be a useful tool for buying your new home! Your real estate agent will likely use the pre-qual (as they may call it) in order to make the best offer on the home you choose. While you're shopping for your new home with your real estate agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply for your loan

Once you've made an offer and the sellers have accepted, it's time to apply for the loan. It couldn't be easier, and you can apply online, right here on our site. At the end of this step, we will order an appraisal of your new home.

Step four: your loan is funded

The 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 the papers your lender will require are in order, and you'll probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe work with with the title company on your closing date. Since you won't need to coordinate this process, you can think about moving logistics, paint colors, carpet, and the details involved in moving into a new home.

You've answered a few questions, provided detailed information, applied online, and the next thing you know, you are moving in! We do the legwork so you can focus on finding your new home.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Ward Kilduff Mortgage at (860) 658-7100. It's our job to answer lending questions, so we're happy to help!

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