The Loan Process: an Overview

There is no doubt that getting a mortgage is a complicated process. You wouldn't be researching mortgage loans if it were possible to get a loan in a single day with a simple application. We do the heavy lifting for you, so you can concentrate on what's important — preparing to move into your new home or saving money.

There are four primary steps involved in obtaining a mortgage loan.

Step one: Decide on your maximum loan amount

This is a function of a couple things. 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? 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. Based on standard lender guidelines, we'll get you a good idea of what kind of terms and loan program you can expect to benefit most from.

Step two: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where the rubber meets the road and Saab Mortgage can really save you money. You will supply details about your current job, your assets, and your residence history. You'll provide information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We get your permission to pull your credit score and report. After we have reviewed this information we will give you a letter of pre-qualification. Be careful with this letter — it is a great tool for buying your new home! With this letter, your real estate agent will negotiate the best deal for your new home. While you're shopping for the home that's right for you, we are finding the best loan program for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

Once you have made an offer and the sellers have accepted, you should 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 will 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 will require are avaiailable, and you will probably}likely sign everything at their officeWe do all the work to work with with the title company on your date to close. Because you won't have to worry with this coordination, you can think about moving logistics, painting, carpet, and all the details of moving into your new house.

You've answered a few questions, provided lots of information, applied online, and before you know it, you're deciding when to move in! We take care of all the loan details so you can spend your time finding the new home that's right for you.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Saab Mortgage at 703-288-0777. Saab Mortgage answers loan process questions every day.

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