5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Lender

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Finding a skilled loan officer who is attuned to your needs and can assist you through the process is essential. Here are five questions you might want to ask your home mortgage lender.

What are my home loan options?
This question will help gauge the loan officer’s expertise and understanding of your specific situation. You may need to share some personal financial information, but a credit check shouldn’t be necessary at this stage.

Could you explain the mortgage process?
A competent loan officer should be able to outline the steps from application submission to loan approval. They should also provide insights into legal and real estate aspects or direct you to your real estate agent for further information.

What do I need to provide for loan approval?
Before submitting any documents, ensure your loan officer explains what they require and why. Detailed financial information and a credit check will be necessary after completing the mortgage application, but this should only be done with your consent.

Can I pre-qualify?
Consider discussing with a lender before house hunting. They can prequalify you based on a few documents, giving you an idea of your purchasing power without going through the full process. A prequalification letter can also make you a more appealing buyer when you’re ready to make an offer.

How long is the entire process?
This question will help you understand the timeline from application to approval, allowing you to plan accordingly. Remember, the duration can vary based on several factors, including the type of loan, your financial situation, and the lender’s processes.

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