Loan Process

8 Steps to a home

Premier Nationwide Lending feels the homebuying process should be transparent and stress free. Below you will see the 8 step loan process you will encounter when buying a home. If you have any questions concerning the home loan process, please contact your Premier Home Mortgage Loan Expert who is on standby ready to assist you with your home mortgage needs.

Eight steps to a home.

1. Pre-qualification Pre-qualification is usually the first step after initial contact is made to the lender. When pre-qualifying a borrower, the lender gathers information about the income and debts of the borrower and makes a financial determination about how much house the borrower may be able to afford. Wondering about your credit?

2. Application The application is actually the beginning of the loan process and usually occurs between days one and five of the loan. The borrower completes a mortgage application with the loan officer and supplies all of the required documentation for processing. Various fees and down payments are discussed at this time and the borrower will receive a Loan Estimate, which itemizes the rates and associated costs for obtaining the loan.

3. Opening the File This occurs between days 3 and 10. At this time the lender orders a property appraisal, title insurance, property survey, and credit reports, mails out requests for verifications, such as employment, bank deposits, rent, and any other documents needed for processing the loan. All information supplied by the borrower is reviewed at this time and a list of items not yet received is compiled.

4. Processing Processing occurs between days 5 and 25 of the loan. The processor reviews the credit reports and verifies the borrower’s debts and payment histories as the VODs and VOEs are returned. If there are unacceptable late payments, collections for judgment, etc., a written explanation will be required from the borrower. The processor also reviews the appraisal, survey, and checks for property issues that may require further discernment. The processor’s job is to put together an entire package that may be underwritten by the lender.

5. Underwriting Lender underwriting occurs between days 15 and 25. The underwriter is responsible for determining whether the combined package received by the processor is deemed as an acceptable loan. If more information is needed, the loan is “suspended” and the borrower is contacted to supply more documentation.

6. Pre-Closing Pre-Closing occurs between days 20 and 30. The file has come out of underwriting and all conditions are being cleared. Once this has been achieved, a closing time is scheduled.

7. Closing Closing usually occurs between days 20 and 30 of the loan. At the closing, the lender funds the loan with a cashier’s check, draft, or wire to the selling party in exchange for title to the property. This is the point at which the borrower finishes the loan process and actually buys the house.

8. Move in!



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Testimonials

Premier Nationwide Lending has completely exceeded our expectations in the home loan process. We are building our 3rd home and they have gone above and beyond to ensure the best loan product for our needs, as well as saved us a lot of money! When the builder’s lender said a loan was not available, Premier Nationwide Lending’s loan officer worked hard to find that it was indeed available and made it a reality for our family. Words cannot accurately express our gratitude for having been introduced to Premier. Our loan officer was a complete pleasure to work with and someone you can trust with such an important decision!

Mark & Deanna H. - Homebuyer

I’ve been a successful Realtor for 28 years with one of the largest firms in the country. I met a loan officer with Premier several years ago at a seminar and was very impressed with her knowledge of buyer assistance programs, etc. I referred her to several of my first time Buyers and found her to be excellent. Every client that I referred her to was pleased with the process and the service and spoke very highly of her. Her communication skills, her attention to detail, her knowledge of the process, her commitment to getting the job done in a timely manner cannot be matched. Her staff and her processer are the best. I give her name to all of my Buyers, in all price ranges, and highly recommend they talk with her about their new purchase. I have worked with many loan officers over the years and Premier is the best I’ve EVER worked with.

Gerry J. - REALTOR

What a dynamic team of supporting and knowledgeable professionals! Each of my experiences with Premier Nationwide Lending has been nothing short of excellent. When they say, “We pride ourselves in delivering the industry’s best service and experiences,” they mean every word. Thank you for standing consistently behind your commitment. I eagerly look forward to doing more business in the future.

Vanja G. - Homebuyer

Thank you so much, Premier Nationwide Lending, for helping my family move into our dream home! Your hard work and dedication speaks volumes about your personal character. Although we never met in person, you still made a wonderful imprint in our hearts. Thank you for the late nights, patience, timeliness, guidance and thorough explanations throughout our first home buying experience. We definitely couldn’t have done it without you! Premier Nationwide Lending has a “Genuine” on their team, who we just so happened to be referred to. God is Good!

Carlo & Yvonne S. - Homebuyer

I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Premier Nationwide Lending! I am still in awe of how easy these individuals made the loan process. All my questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner with a wealth of expert knowledge. I was given the same personal attention one would expect from a local lender. You would have never known that I was working with a lender half a state away. I can say, without a doubt, that when the time comes to buy a new home I will return to Premier Nationwide Lending.

Stephanie B. - Homebuyer

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