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1. Pre-Qualification
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2. Making an Offer
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3. Mortgage Process
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4. Closing Process
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5. Making Payments

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The first step toward a home purchase is getting pre-qualified for a loan. Your Loan Officer will review your financial information and determine how much you are qualified to borrow. As a pre-qualified buyer, your offer on a home is more likely to be accepted.

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Once you have found a home, you will make an offer to buy it from the seller. A real estate professional will conduct negotiations and a contract will be submitted to purchase, accompanied by the pre-approval letter. Once your offer is accepted, you will begin the application process.

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When the seller accepts your offer, you begin the mortgage process. Your Loan Officer will gather your financial information, loan application and provide the initial disclosures based on your loan terms.

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In the days leading up to settlement, you will be sent final documentation about your loan, including the Closing Disclosure. You must review, sign and return the paperwork a minimum of three days prior to your scheduled closing date.

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Your settlement documents will include instructions on how to make your first payment. While First Home Mortgage services many of our loans, it is possible servicing will be transferred. You will be mailed a notification that designates your mortgage servicer.

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1. Consultation (Prior To Pre-Qualification)
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2. Pre-Qualification
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3. Mortgage Process
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4. Closing Process
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5. Making Payments

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Your Loan Officer will review your financial information and determine if refinancing is the best option.

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You will submit a loan application.

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Your Loan Officer will gather your financial information, loan pre-qualification and provide the initial disclosures based on your loan terms.

4.

In the days leading up to settlement, you will be sent final documentation about your loan, including the Closing Disclosure. You must review, sign and return the paperwork a minimum of three days prior to your scheduled closing date.

5.

While First Home Mortgage services many of our loans, it is possible servicing will be transferred. You will be mailed a notification that designates your mortgage servicer.

Prev Step
Next Step
step-1
1. Pre-Qualification
step-2
2. Making an Offer
step-3
3. Mortgage Process
step-4
4. Closing Process
step-5
5. Post-Closing

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The first step toward a home purchase is getting pre-qualified for a loan. Your Loan Officer will review your financial information and determine how much you are qualified to borrow. As a pre-qualified buyer, your offer on a home is more likely to be accepted.

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First, identify a property that needs work that you want to renovate. From there, you will provide the following to your loan officer to prepare preliminary figures and make sure you qualify for this specific property and renovation amount. You will then receive a pre-approval letter and make the offer.

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The first step in the renovation process will be scheduling an appointment with a licensed consultant off of HUD’s consultant roster; they will help you determine the mandatory items that have to be done to get the home up to the minimum property standards for the appraisal and help you devise the scope of work for your wish-list items.

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In the days leading up to settlement, you will be sent final documentation about your loan, including the Closing Disclosure. You must review, sign and return the paperwork a minimum of three days prior to your scheduled closing date.

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During Post Closing, your contractor can begin the work. You will start making payments which works the same as a standard loan unless you’ve financed payments into the loan for when the home will be uninhabitable during the renovation.

We Support Our Customers to Make Their Dreams Happen

First Home Mortgage will always be my go-to! The entire team was extremely helpful, professional, knowledgeable, organized, and efficient through the entire home buying process. I couldn’t give a higher recommendation! 20/10 stars across the board.

This could not have been a better First Time Homebuyer experience! The team was so incredibly great to work with! So organized, attentive and timely with everything along the way! We will definitely go back for all of our home loan needs! They made what can be a daunting experience, an easy one!

This is by far the most amazing company I have dealt with. This was my first time purchasing a home. I had no clue what I was doing. They showed me every step that was necessary in order for me to get into the home.

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A mortgage is a large, long-term expense and the prospect of taking on that kind of debt for years to come can be daunting. Just because you start out with a set repayment term for your loan doesn’t mean you can’t pay it off ahead of schedule. It is possible to pay off your mortgage […]

Understanding Property Taxes
Life at Home
October 06, 2021
Understanding Property Taxes

When buying a home, most of us know to expect costs associated with homeownership such as closing fees and utility payments, but what about property taxes? Property taxes are an unavoidable aspect of owning a home. Read on to learn more about property taxes and how it’s decided how much you have to pay. What […]

How to Stage Your Home for Sale
Life at Home
September 29, 2021
How to Stage Your Home for Sale

When selling your home, you want it to look its best for potential buyers. Staging is a great way to accomplish this. Staging your home is the process of preparing a property for sale. In doing so, you want to show off the home’s best features and entice buyers to ensure a quick sale. Read […]

What to Know About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early
Life at Home
September 15, 2021
What to Know About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

A mortgage is a large, long-term expense and the prospect of taking on that kind of debt for years to come can be daunting. Just because you start out with a set repayment term for your loan doesn’t mean you can’t pay it off ahead of schedule. It is possible to pay off your mortgage […]

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