The Loan Process
Easy to Apply and Qualify for a Loan



Here's a brief outline describing what our lenders will need from you to provide you with a VA Loan or other mortgage loan fitting your needs.  use this page as a guide and speak with one of our lenders for more details about your personal loan qualifications and needs.


Loan Prequalification

Prequalification occurs before the loan process actually begins. The lender gathers information about your income and debts, and makes a financial determination about how much house you may be able to afford.

It's a good idea to know how expensive a home you can afford before you start shopping for one! If you are refinancing the loan on your existing home, then the prequalification process should help you decide whether refinancing is a good idea for you. 



Application

The application is the beginning of the loan process and either occurs after you have found a property you want to buy or have determined that you wish to refinance the loan on your existing home. You complete a mortgage application for a particular loan program and, supply all of the required documentation for processing. Various fees and down payment options are discussed at this time. 



Processing of your Estimated Loan

The lender will typically submit the application package to an automated underwriting system that will provide the lender with the necessary documentation needed for loan approval. In some cases, the lender may also manually underwrite an application package.

The lender's processor reviews the credit reports and documentation to verify your employment, debts, and payment histories. If there are unacceptable late payments, collections, judgments, etc., the processor requests a written explanation from you. The processor also reviews the appraisal and survey and checks for property issues that may affect final loan approval. The processor's job is to put together an entire application package for the lender's underwriter. 


Underwriting

The lender's underwriter is responsible for determining whether the application package prepared by the processor meets all the lender's criteria. If more information is needed, the loan is put into "suspense" and you will be contacted to supply more documentation.

If the underwriter approves the loan, the lender issues a conditional commitment to lend, orders title insurance, works with you to clear all conditions to its commitment to lend, and then schedules a closing time. Conditions to the lender's commitment may include issues with credit, income, or the property that may arise during the processing and underwriting process. 






What A Lender Will Need From You
Paperwork Needed for a Mortgage Loan


After Redeeming Your Community Protector Real Estate Program Benefits, you'll be asked to formally apply for a loan by one of our preferred lenders that participate in the program. Yyou will have to provide the lender with detailed documentation of your financial history. The lender will request a credit report from a credit agency and will verify the information provided in your loan application. Be prepared to provide:

  • Social Security numbers for both you and any co-borrowers - We will gather this from you only at time of loan application
  • Copies of checking and savings accounts statements for the past two months
  • Evidence of any other assets such as bonds, stocks, or money saved in retirement programs (i.e. 401k or 403b program)
  • Recent paycheck stubs
  • W-2 withholding forms, or income tax returns for the past two years to verify your income and proof of employment
  • The name and address of someone who can verify your employment
  • Residence history for the past two years
  • Sales contract for the purchase of a new home
  • Homeowner's association information with contact information if property is a condo or part of a homeowner's association




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