The home loan process can be complicated and sometimes include a lot of hurdles. There are various home loan options to choose from and many documents required to apply for a home loan. However, breaking the home loan process into steps can help make the process a little easier and less stressful.
#1 Choose a Mortgage Broker
Choosing a mortgage broker who can pre-qualify and pre-approve you for a home loan while also leading you through the application, processing, and closing process is critical in getting a home loan.
Choosing a broker who can do an excellent job for you is essential.
A mortgage broker acts as an intermediary between you and the lending institution. So, a mortgage broker can make getting a home loan much easier. Mortgage brokers are experienced at working with lenders and processing loan applications while also fighting to get their clients the best mortgage rate by shopping a variety of lending sources.
#2 Shop for a Mortgage
In a recent article from Realtor.com, Broderick Perkins says that “shopping for a mortgage is the first step toward owning a home and perhaps the most daunting, especially if you are not prepared.”
The broker will shop for a mortgage on your behalf. There are a lot of home loan options and several types of mortgages. A mortgage broker will review your finances with you and guide you in the pros and cons of each type of mortgage. And if you use an experienced mortgage broker like Marimark Mortgage, the broker will help you position your finances to get the best mortgage rate.
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#3 Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval for a Mortgage
When you begin shopping for a new home, you’ll want to be pre-qualified for a home loan, and you may even want to be pre-approved. Doing so will put you in a better position as a homebuyer.
Related: What’s the Difference Between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval?
#4 Application for a Home Loan
Once you have a contract on a home, you will need to finish the home loan application process. The application steps depend on whether you are pre-qualified or pre-approved for a home loan.
Marimark Mortgage is based in Tampa, Florida, and serves the mortgage needs of homebuyers, homeowners, and investors in Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
We specialize in mortgages for first-time homebuyers, conventional home mortgages, refinance loans, reverse mortgages, and FHA, VA, and USDA mortgage options. In addition, we’ve worked extensively with cash-out refinancing and help clients to lower their monthly mortgage payments.
To get started with a mortgage to buy your next home, please fill out our Quick Mortgage Application or contact us.