Blog Series: Understanding the Loan Process Part 1: Pre-Approval 

Blog Series: Understanding the Loan Process Part 1: Pre-Approval 
While the loan process will be tailored to your individual financial situation, most loan applications follow a typical path. The lender you choose will guide you through this process, and our team will remain fully engaged to ensure you understand everything along the way and receive the support you need from your bank and loan officer.
 
Unless you’re paying cash, buying your dream home requires successfully securing a loan, and that process starts with pre-approval. Here’s what you need to know:
 
1. Initial Steps
Your lender will begin by asking you some basic financial questions. This will include details about your income, employment history, debts, and assets.
 
2. Credit Check
The lender will conduct a credit check to assess your creditworthiness. This helps them determine the risk involved in lending you money.
 
3. Documentation Review
You will need to provide supporting documentation such as pay stubs, tax returns, and bank statements. These documents help the lender get a comprehensive view of your financial health.
 
4. Pre-Approval Amount
Based on the information and documentation provided, the lender will pre-approve you for a loan of a specific dollar amount. This amount serves as a starting point to help you find properties that meet your needs and fit your budget.
In the next part of our series, we’ll dive into the loan application process and what you can expect once you’ve found the right home.
 

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