Applying for a Mortgage (Important Info + 6 Steps)

There are many reasons why as a borrower, you would want to apply for a mortgage. The most obvious is that you cannot afford to buy the house in cash and need to make installment payments on it over the next 15 to 30 years. However, even with a mortgage, real estate is one of the largest ways to build wealth.

Applying for a Mortgage: 6 Step

Pre-Approval

The pre-approval stage of getting a mortgage is typically relatively pain-free. First, a loan officer will ask you some questions and get basic verification of your income and credit score.

Getting a Property Under Contract

Getting a property under contract is a prerequisite to moving forward with the lending process because the bank will need to consider the property you are buying.

Application

Most lenders will use what is called a 1003 Uniform Residential Loan Application.

Underwriting

Most people do not like going through the underwriting phase. This phase is where the loan officer takes your completed application package with all the documentation and delivers it to an underwriter for review.

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