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Loan Timeline & Steps to Success

The first step in the mortgage loan process is to become conditionally approved. Your loan application will start the journey of buying your dream home.

Select "Get Pre-Qualified" to get started.

Step 1 - Conditional Approval

Once we have received your supporting documentation and your application is complete, your file will be reviewed for conditional approval.

Step 2 - Loan Disclosures

At this step you will receive the Loan Estimate (LE) and loan disclosures. The disclosures will be provided to the borrower within 3 days of application and will need to be signed and returned to the lender as soon as possible.

Step 3- Lock in Loan Rate

At this step, we will issue a written agreement guaranteeing the borrower a specified interest rate, provided the loan closes within in the required period of time. To lock a rate the applicant must have a ratified contract and an established settlement date.

Step 5 - Processing & Underwriting

During processing, the processor prepares the file for underwriting. The Underwriter will complete the final

review of documents for loan approval. It is common

for the Underwriter to request additional explanations

or documentation during the process. Once all conditions are received and cleared by the underwriter, your loan will be approved for


Step 6 - Initial Closing Disclosure


The Initial Closing Disclosure (ICD) must be provided to and acknowledged by the borrower no less than 3 precise business days prior to settlement. Per compliance, the loan will not be able to close until the 3rd business day after acknowledgement is received. 

Step 4 - Appraisal

An appraisal is a written analysis of the estimated value of a property by a qualified appraiser.  This process is performed to make sure that the property is of fair value and supports the agreed upon purchase price. 

Step 7 - Closing

The closing is the meeting in which the sale of the property is finalized with the buyer signing the mortgage documents and paying any closing costs.  

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