Get prequalified for a home loan today. Whether you’re looking to buy or ready to put in an offer, we recommend you get prequalified. Do it yourself with our online Bond Indicator tool or get expertly verified by an expert before submitting your offer.
Your down payment requirements may depend on your lender, the type of home loan you choose and the type of property you are buying. Your required down payment can range anywhere from 3%-20% of the home’s purchase price. Lenders offer a variety of different loan programs, including low down payment options.
5 Things You Need to Be Pre-Approved For a Mortgage. Potential buyers benefit in several ways by consulting with a lender and obtaining a pre-approval letter. First, they have an opportunity to discuss loan options and budgeting with the lender. Second, the lender will check on their credit and alert the would-be buyers to any problems.
Many people assume that if they go to more than one lender when trying to get pre-approved for a mortgage it will negatively impact their credit.
Step 5: Mortgage Underwriting. Underwriting is where the "rubber meets the road," when it comes to loan approval. It is the underwriter’s job to closely examine all of the loan documentation prepared by the loan processor, to make sure it complies with lending requirements and guidelines.