How the Mortgage Loan Process Works

There's no question that getting a mortgage loan is a complex process. You wouldn't be here on our site if you could complete a simple loan app and receive a great loan check cut the same day. 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.

There are four main steps involved in obtaining a loan.

Step one: determine how much you can borrow

A couple of factors determine this amount. How much of a monthly payment can you afford? And given your unique credit and employment history, income and debt, and goals, how much will a lender loan you? Use the calculators on our website to determine your monthly payment amount. And we can guide you to the right loan amount and best program for you when you answer a few quewstions. Based on standard lender guidelines, we'll get you a good idea of what kind of terms and loan program you can expect to benefit most from.

Step two: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where the process really begins and First Southeast Mortgage Corporation can really save you money. You will give us details about your employment, assets, and residence history. You'll provide your employment, asset, and residence history information. We get your permission to pull your credit score and report. After we've reviewed the provided information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. With this letter, your REALTOR® will negotiate the best deal for your new home. While you're looking for your new home with your real estate agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

Once you have made an offer and it's been accepted, it's time to complete the loan application. Applying for a loan could not be much easier; you can apply from the comfort of your home right here on our site. Finally, we'll order an appraisal of your new home.

Step four: your loan is funded

Your REALTOR® and the seller's will coordinate to designate an escrow/title company to handle the funding of your loan once it has been approved. We'll coordinate with this company to ensure the papers your lender will require are in order, and you'll probably}likely sign everything at their officeWe work with with the title company to set your closing date. Because you will not have to worry with this coordination, you can concentrate on moving logistics, if you're going to repaint, new carpet, and all the details of getting a new house.

You've answered a few questions, given us detailed information, applied , and the next thing you know, you're deciding when to move in! First Southeast Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage specialist; you're not — so we take care of the details. Doesn't that sound nice?

Have questions about the loan process? Call First Southeast Mortgage Corporation at 954.920.9799. We answer questions about the loan process every day.

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