It can be very difficult to navigate the waters of applying for and obtaining a home loan. There are many different types of loans available including a first-time mortgage, a mortgage refinance, or a home equity loan. Your loan processor will be able to tell you if you fall into special categories such as a VA home loan.
The basic information needed when applying for any loan will be the same. Most financial institutions require proof of income which may consist of check stub copies. There will also be a credit check done on the applicant, or both applicants if there are going to be co-borrowers. The credit rating will help determine the risk potential of the applicant and may ultimately be a determining factor as to whether the loan is approved or not. If the person already has an existing mortgage with the company, the process is a bit more streamlined to obtain a refinance or a home equity loan. Most often on these types of loans a tentative approval can be given the same day which leaves only forms to be completed and signatures to be obtained.
If a person is a US veteran, they may qualify for a VA home loan. The first step in applying for this loan will be to obtain a COE, or Certificate of Eligibility. VA loans are available for veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and National Guard members, and even some spouses of veterans. Once the COE has been received, the person can take it to their financial institution to apply for a VA loan. Most often, these loans have less stringent requirements as to regular mortgages, and also offer a lower interest rate.
If you have any questions about home loans, please contact the professionals at American Wide Loans. They will be happy to help you through the process.