An Overview of the Loan Process

Make no mistake, there's quite a lot involved when you get a mortgage. You wouldn't be here on our site if it were possible to fill out a simple loan app and receive 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 home loan involves four major steps.

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? 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: complete a pre-qualification

This is where Stepping Stone Mortgage can begin saving you money. You will give us info on your current job, assets, and your residence history. You'll supply information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We pull your credit score and report. After we've finished reviewing the provided information, we'll provide a pre-qualificaiton letter. Your agent should use your pre-qual (as they may call it) in order to make the best offer on the home you choose. While you're looking for your new home with your agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

Once you've made the offer and the sellers have accepted, it's time to apply for the loan. Applying for a loan couldn't get much easier; you can apply any time 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: funding

Your REALTOR® and the seller's will coordinate to designate a title company to handle the funding of your loan once it has been approved. We'll coordinate with this company to ensure all the papers your lender will need are avaiailable, and you'll probably}likely sign everything at their officeWe work with with this company on your date of closing. Since you don't have to worry about these details, you get to think about moving logistics, painting, new carpet, and the details involved in moving into a new home.

You've answered a few questions, given us lots of information, applied online, and Before you know it, you're moving in! We do the legwork so you can focus on finding the new home that's right for you.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Stepping Stone Mortgage at (541) 683-3300. Stepping Stone Mortgage answers loan process questions every day.

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