About the Loan Process

There is no question ; getting a mortgage loan is a complicated process. You wouldn't be visiting our website if you could complete a simple loan app and get an excellent loan check cut in one day. 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

This is a function of a couple things. What kind of monthly payment are you looking for? 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. 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: pre-qualify for your loan

This step is where Stepping Stone Mortgage will begin saving you money. You will give us information about your current job, assets, and your residence history. You'll provide 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've finished reviewing this information, we'll give you a pre-qualificaiton letter. Handle it with care — it can be a useful tool for buying your new home! With this letter, your real estate agent will negotiate the best deal for your new home. The pre-qual letter gives you buying clout! While you're shopping for the home that's right for you, we are looking for the best loan for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

Once you have signed an offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. It's very easy, and you can do it online, right here on our website. After the offer has been accepted and you have submitted your loan application, we'll order a 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 of the sale. We'll work with this company to ensure all the papers your lender requires are in order, and you'll probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with this company on your date to close. Because you won't have to coordinate this process, you get to concentrate on moving, if you're going to repaint, carpet, and the fun parts of moving into your 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 in the business of loans; you're not — so 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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