Purchase Road Map

Purchase Road Map

Welcome to a step-by-step road map of the mortgage purchase process.  Feel free to bookmark and reference this guide as often as you need.  Soon there will even be some videos and FAQ’s to help explain, simplify, and break things down; ensuring that every possible question you may have is covered!  Before diving into the various stages, be sure to watch the ‘Mortgage 101’ video as a precursor.

You can click the buttons below to go directly to each phase. 

Scroll down to see Stage 1

Pre-Approval

  • Submit pre-approval application details through this application link
  • Schedule a call (either zoom or phone) for a consultation with me through this online calendar
  • Monitor your email for a detailed list of required documentation
  • Gather all documentation from the list in a timely manner
  • Scan/email, fax or simply drop-off a copy of the gathered documentation
  • Documentation reviewed to confirm details in application
  • Application run through automated underwriting (DU)
  • Pre-Approval letter issued (QuickQual)

Scroll down to see Stage 2 – Application

Pre-Approval

  • Submit pre-approval application details through this application link
  • Schedule a call (either zoom or phone) for a consultation with me through this online calendar
  • Monitor your email for a detailed list of required documentation
  • Gather all documentation from the list in a timely manner
  • Scan/email, fax or simply drop-off a copy of the gathered documentation
  • Documentation reviewed to confirm details in application
  • Application run through automated underwriting (DU)
  • Pre-Approval letter issued (QuickQual)

Scroll down to see Stage 2

  • Schedule an inspection on the property immediately after contract is fully executed
  • Confirm your Mortgage Originator has a copy of the contract (including disclosures)
  • Discuss and lock-in your mortgage terms and interest rate
  • Monitor your email for a list of documentation to update
  • Gather all documentation from the list in a timely manner
  • Scan/email, fax or simply drop-off a copy of the gathered documentation
  • Application disclosures emailed to you via DocuSign
  • Click the emailed link to review, sign and submit the disclosures
  • Contact me directly if alternative arrangements are required

Application

Scroll down to see Stage 3 – Processing

Application

  • Schedule an inspection on the property immediately after contract is fully executed
  • Confirm your Mortgage Originator has a copy of the contract (including disclosures)
  • Discuss and lock-in your mortgage terms and interest rate
  • Monitor your email for a list of documentation to update
  • Gather all documentation from the list in a timely manner
  • Scan/email, fax or simply drop-off a copy of the gathered documentation
  • Application disclosures emailed to you via DocuSign
  • Click the emailed link to review, sign and submit the disclosures
  • Contact me directly if alternative arrangements are required

Scroll down to see Stage 3

Processing

  • Obtain full appraisal of the subject property
  • Lender to review appraisal for concerns or required repairs
  • Once cleared by lender, appraisal contingency can be waived
  • Important to complete by appraisal contingency date of contract
  • Sellers dictate title company for title report and settlement agent
  • Obtain a clear title report once the title search is completed
  • Out-dated or expired documentation
  • Newly anticipated documentation as a result of the property valuation or title report findings

Scroll down to see Stage 4 – Underwriting

Processing

  • Obtain full appraisal of the subject property
  • Lender to review appraisal for concerns or required repairs
  • Once cleared by lender, appraisal contingency can be waived
  • Important to complete by appraisal contingency date of contract
  • Sellers dictate title company for title report and settlement agent
  • Obtain a clear title report once the title search is completed
  • Out-dated or expired documentation
  • Newly anticipated documentation as a result of the property valuation or title report findings

Scroll down to see Stage 4

  • If Denied – End of the process
  • Conditional approval – Work through and gather necessary documentation to satisfy the conditions of the approval
    • Re-submit package to underwriting for review
  •  Once all conditions are satisfied, we are ‘clear to close’

Underwriting

Scroll down to see Stage 5 – Closing

Underwriting

  • If Denied – End of the process
  • Conditional approval – Work through and gather necessary documentation to satisfy the conditions of the approval
    • Re-submit package to underwriting for review
  •  Once all conditions are satisfied, we are ‘clear to close’

Scroll down to see Stage 5

Closing

  • Closing disclosures emailed at least 3 business days prior to closing via DocuSign
  • Click the email link to review, sign, and submit closing disclosure
  • Contact me directly if alternative arrangements are required
  • Watch for one final email; detailing the closing location, date, time, and what to bring with you
  • Commence closing, signing entire closing package with a notary

Closing

  • Closing disclosures emailed at least 3 business days prior to closing via DocuSign
  • Click the email link to review, sign, and submit closing disclosure
  • Contact me directly if alternative arrangements are required
  • Watch for one final email; detailing the closing location, date, time, and what to bring with you
  • Commence closing, signing entire closing package with a notary

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