The Mortgage Loan Process: an Overview

No doubt, quite a lot involved in oder to get a mortgage. You wouldn't be visiting our site if you could fill out a simple loan app and receive an excellent loan check cut in one day. But Stepping Stone Mortgage does the heavy lifting so you can concentrate on your life rather than the mortgage loan.

There are four main steps involved in getting a loan.

Step one: determine how much you can borrow

A couple of factors determine this amount. 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? Use the calculators on our website to determine your monthly payment amount. 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: complete a pre-qualification

This is where Stepping Stone Mortgage can begin to save you money. You will supply info about your current job, your assets, and residence history. You'll supply your employment, asset, and residence history information. We will pull get your credit report and score (only after you give your permission, of course). After we have reviewed this information we will give you a pre-qualification letter. Your REALTOR® will likely 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 shopping for a new home with your agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

Once you have made an offer and it's been accepted, you should apply for the loan. Applying for your loan could not get much easier; you can apply online right here on our site. After the seller has accepted your offer and you have submitted your loan application, we will 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" and closing. We'll coordinate with this company to ensure all the papers your lender requires are avaiailable, and you will probably}likely sign everything at their officeWe do all the work to work with with this company on your closing date. Since you will not need to worry with this coordination, you get to think about the move, painting, carpet, and all the details of moving into a new house.

You've answered some few questions, given us lots of information, applied online, and the next thing you know, you're deciding when to move in! Stepping Stone Mortgage is a mortgage specialist; you're not — so we take care of the details. Doesn't that sound nice?

Have questions about the loan process? Call Stepping Stone Mortgage at (541) 683-3300. It's our job to answer lending questions, so we're happy to help!

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