How the Loan Process Works

There's no doubt ; getting a mortgage is a complex process. You would not be looking up loan information if you could get a loan in a single day by filling out a simple application. 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.

Getting a mortgage loan involves four major milestones.

Step one: Decide on your maximum loan amount

This is a function of a couple things. What kind of monthly payment are you looking for? 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. 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: complete a pre-qualification

This is where the rubber meets the road and Coastal Mortgage Corp. can really save you money. You will give us details on your current job, your assets, and your residence history. You'll give us information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We pull your credit score and report. After we've finished reviewing your information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. Handle it with care — it is a great tool when you make your offer! Your real estate agent will use your 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 looking for your new home with your real estate agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply for your loan

After you've made the offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. Applying for a loan couldn't get much easier; you can apply online right here on our site. After the seller has accepted your offer and you have submitted your loan application, we will order a professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: your loan is funded

The real estate agents will find a title company to handle the "funding" and closing of the sale. We'll work with this company to make sure the papers your lender needs are avaiailable, and you will probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with this company on your closing date. Because you don't need to worry about these details, you get to think about moving logistics, painting, new carpet, and the fun parts of moving into your new home.

You've answered some few questions, provided detailed information, applied online, and Before you know it, you're moving in! We take care of the loan details so you can spend your time finding your new home.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Coastal Mortgage Corp. at 504-866-5626. We answer questions about the loan process every day.

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