About the Mortgage Loan Process

There's little doubt ; getting a mortgage is a complex process. You wouldn't be visiting our website if you could fill out a simple application and get an excellent loan check cut in one day. We do most of 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 main steps involved in obtaining a loan.

Step one: Decide how much you can afford

A couple of factors determine this amount. How much of a monthly payment can you afford? And given your unique credit and employment history, income and debt, and goals, how much will a lender loan you? Use the calculators on our website to determine your monthly payment amount. We'll also help you through different scenarios by asking a few simple questions. Because lender guidelines are fairly standard, we can give you a good idea of how much you can borrow after a short conversation.

Step two: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where the rubber meets the road and you save the most money. You will supply info on your current job, assets, and your residence history. You'll provide information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We get your permission to run your credit score and report. After we've reviewed this information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. Your agent will use the pre-qual (as they may call it) in order to make the best offer on the home you choose. The pre-qual letter gives you buying clout! While you're deciding on the home that's right for you, we're busy researching the loan that's just right for your situation.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

Once you have signed an offer and the sellers accept it, you should apply for the loan. It couldn't be easier, and you can do it online, right here on our website. After the offer has been accepted and you have submitted your loan application, we will order the professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: funding

Your REALTOR® and the seller's will coordinate to decide on an escrow/title company to handle the funding of your loan. We'll work with this company to make sure the papers your lender needs are in order, and you will probably}likely sign all these papers at their officeWe do all the work to work with with this company on your closing date. Because you will not need to coordinate this process, you can think about moving, painting, new carpet, and the details involved in moving into your new home.

You've answered a few questions, given us detailed information, applied online, and the next thing you know, you're deciding when to move in! We take care of the mortgage legwork so you can focus on 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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