The Loan Process: an Overview

There's a lot involved when you get a mortgage. You would not be researching mortgage loans if it were possible to get a loan in a single day with a simple application. But James M. Dix does the heavy lifting so you can concentrate on your life rather than the mortgage loan.

Getting a mortgage loan involves four major steps.

Step one: Decide on your maximum loan amount

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. 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 James M. Dix can really save you money. You will supply details about your employment, assets, and residence history. You'll give us information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We get your permission to pull your credit score and report. After we've reviewed your information, we'll give you a pre-qualificaiton letter. Handle it with care — it is a useful tool when you make your offer! 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 picking out your new home, we're busy researching the loan program that's right for you.

Step three: apply for your loan

Once you have made the offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. Applying for your loan could not be much easier; you can apply right here on our site. After the offer has been accepted and you have submitted your loan application, we'll order the professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: your loan is funded

The agents will find an escrow/title company to handle the "funding" and closing. We'll work with this company to ensure the papers your lender will need 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 to set your closing date. Since you won't need to worry about these details, you get to concentrate on moving, if you're going to repaint, new carpet, and the details involved in moving into your new house.

You've answered a few questions, provided detailed 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 focus on finding the new home that's right for you.

Have questions about the loan process? Call James M. Dix at (317) 288-9434. James M. Dix answers loan process questions every day.

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