How the Loan Process Works

There can be little question ; getting a mortgage loan is a complex process. You would not be looking up loan information if it were possible to get a mortgage loan in a single day with 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 loan involves four major milestones.

Step one: determine how much you can borrow

A couple of factors determine this amount. How much of a monthly payment can you afford? 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: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where Alerus Mortgage can start to save you money. You will supply details about your current job, your 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 have gone over this info we will provide a letter of pre-qualification. Be careful with this letter — it is a useful tool for buying your new home! With this letter, your REALTOR® will negotiate the best deal for your new home. The pre-qual letter gives you buying clout! While you're deciding on your new home, we're busy researching the loan that's just right for your unique situation.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

After you've made an offer and the sellers have accepted, you should apply for the loan. Applying for a loan couldn't be much easier; you can apply online right here on our site. After the offer has been accepted and you have applied for your loan, we'll order a professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: your loan is funded

The agents will find an escrow/title company to handle the "funding" of the loan and closing of the sale. We'll coordinate with this company to ensure the papers your lender needs are in order, and you will probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe do all the work to work with with the title company to set your closing date. Because you don't need to worry about these details, you get to concentrate on moving logistics, painting, new carpet, and the details involved in getting your new house.

You've answered a few questions, provided detailed information, applied online, and Before you know it, you're moving in! We take care of the mortgage legwork so you can focus on 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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