Loan Application Deadline

If you haven't already selected a Lender, ask Real Estate Broker for list of possible Lenders

If you haven't already selected a Lender (which in most cases you will have at this point), then ask your Real Estate Broker to suggest 3 possible Lenders to contact for financing your home purchase based on the types of loans you're considering.

You're welcome to use whichever Lender you choose (from the Real Estate Broker's recommendations or your own), however... you should realize that making sure your Lender performs if your responsibility.

In other words, if your Lender does not show up on the day of closing with the money for whatever reason, you are still in default on the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" (not your Lender) and you are at risk of losing your Earnest Money (and specific performance in the unlikely event that box is checked on the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate"). Another way of saying this is: your Lender is not a party to the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" and so they have no consequences in the "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" if they don't perform.

So, consider "testing" a new Lender carefully.

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If you have not already done so, interview 3 Lenders

If you have not already done so, talk to 3 Lenders to determine which one you'd like to use.

Ask your Real Estate Broker for recommendations.

You may want to consider at least reading through the Mortgage Broker Interview Questions for some ideas of what you might want to ask:

https://JamesOrr.com/mortgage-broker-interview-questions/

Mark complete once you've talked to 3 Lenders of if you've already decided which Lender you plan to use.

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If you have not done so already, determine your Lender

Decide which Lender you will use to finance your purchase.

You can ask your Real Estate Broker for recommendations.

Mark this task complete once you've decided on a Lender to use.

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If you have not done so already, apply for loan with Lender

Make an application to get qualified for a loan with the Lender you've decided you're going to use.

Some people will opt to get quotes from multiple lenders. If you're going to do this, compare everyone on the same day so the rate is the same.

Also, have the Lender you think is most likely to be the one you'll go with pull your credit and then tell the other Lenders you're comparing what your credit score is. If you decide to go with them, you'll let them pull your credit then.

If you need a recommendation for a Lender ask your Real Estate Broker.

Mark this task complete once you've applied for a loan and been approved with the Lender you plan to use.

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If you haven't done so alreayd, send copy of "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" to your Lender

As soon as your "Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate" is accepted, make sure your Lender has a copy so they can complete your application and start working on getting your financing approved and through under-writing.

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Complete loan application with Lender

Once you have an accepted offer, you'll need to complete the loan application with your Lender.

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Pay Lender for Appraisal

Pay your Lender for Appraisal so they can order it.

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If you haven't done so already, pay Lender for Appraisal

If you have not already done so, pay your Lender for Appraisal so they can order it.

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