About the Mortgage Loan Process

There can be no question ; getting a mortgage loan is a complex process. You would not be researching mortgage loans if it were possible to get a mortgage loan in a single day by filling out a simple application. We do the heavy lifting for you, so you can concentrate on what's important — preparing to move into your new home or saving money.

Getting a mortgage loan involves four major steps.

Step one: Decide on your maximum loan amount

This is a function of a couple things. What kind of monthly payment are you looking for? What is the maximum you can borrow from a lender, given your income and credit history? Use the calculators on our website to determine your monthly payment amount. We'll also help you through different scenarios by asking a few simple questions. Because lender guidelines are fairly standard, we can give you a good idea of how much you can borrow after a short conversation.

Step two: complete a pre-qualification

This step is where Alerus Mortgage will start to save you money. You will supply information about your employment, assets, and residence history. You'll supply information on your employment, asset, and residence history. We will get your credit report and score (only after you give your permission, of course). After we've reviewed this information, we'll provide you with a pre-qualificaiton letter. With this letter, your real estate agent will negotiate the best deal for your new home. The pre-qual letter gives you buying clout! While you're shopping for your new house with your real estate agent, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply for your loan

Once you have signed an offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. It's very easy, and you can do it online, right here on our website. After the seller has accepted your offer and you have submitted your loan application, we will order the professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: funding

The agents will find an escrow/title company to handle the "funding" and closing of the sale. We'll work with this company to make sure the papers your lender requires are avaiailable, and you'll probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with this company on your closing date. Because you don't need to worry about these details, you can concentrate on moving, paint colors, new carpet, and the details involved in moving into your new home.

You've answered some few questions, given us detailed information, applied online, and Before you know it, you'll be moving! We take care of the loan details so you can spend your time finding the new home that's right for you.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Alerus Mortgage at 952 417 8481. We answer questions about the loan process every day.

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