Loan Process

1

The Application

The key to the loan process. Using verifiable information you provide us, we work to obtain approval of your purchase loan.

2

Ordering Documentation

We order a full credit report, verification of employment verification of funds to close, mortgage or landlord ratings, and any other necessary supporting documentation. If you have a property already identified then an appraisal report is ordered and a preliminary title report is requested as well.

3

Good Faith Estimate and Truth In Lending Disclosure

We are required to prepare for you a Good Faith Estimate and Truth In Lending Disclosure within 3 days of the application submission. Loan Processor and Loan Submission: After receiving the necessary supporting documents, the loan processor works to verify and reconcile the information and assure that the application is complete.

4

Loan Submission

If the loan package is complete, the Loan Processor submits to the underwriter for approval. The underwriter reviews your credit payment history and credit score, job stability, income ratios, down payment, closing cost, cash reserves and property appraisal.

5

Loan Approval

Once the loan is approved, we are ready to close escrow providing the property is ready and has met the terms of the sale contract. At this time escrow is informed of the loan approval status.

6

Funding

After all parties (You and the Seller) have signed the closing documents, they are returned to the to the lender for review of the complete package. If there are no further issues, then funds are wire transferred to escrow allowing completion of the transaction.

7

Recordation

When escrow receives the funds from the lender, the necessary documents are delivered to the county recorder's office. Recording is the time that your purchase is complete. All funds distributed to the involved parties and escrow is officially closed.

8

You now own your new home

Important Notes:

The property is the security for the loan. The lender will require an appraisal by a certified fee appraiser to assure that there is sufficient collateral. The underwriter will look for marketability, condition and value of the home.

Most loan programs require that funds be or must have been in your account for 3 months. A minimum of 5% down payment usually needs to be your own funds. The remainder can be a gift by a relative, providing a gift letter and bank statement showing the ability to give is also provided.

Income ratios are based on your gross monthly income (before taxes). Bonuses, overtime, part-time or self-employment income must be likely to continue and is averaged over the last two years. The Principle, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance (P.I.T.I.) (plus Mortgage Insurance if applicable) is divided by the gross monthly income to get the top ratio. Take the PITI and all debts are added together and divided by the gross monthly income get the bottom ratio. Ratios needs vary based on the Loan To Value (LTV) or how much down payment is made. Special programs can allow you to purchase with very little money, less than perfect credit, and income that is not verified.

Andressa Della
Andressa D.
18:32 25 Apr 21
Muito obrigada David pelo excelente serviço pra ajudar meu pais em sua nova casa de férias, terei imenso prazer em recomendar ao parentes e amigos
Jesus Hinojosa
Jesus H.
17:21 22 Apr 21
Claudia is one of the best loan officers in south Florida. I've had the privilege of working with her for over a year now and have been blown away by her professionalism and attention to detail. ... She's one of the best brokers in south Florida and shes consistently providing the best experience for her clients. If you want the best mortgage experience make sure to call Claudia!read more
tammy ryan
tammy R.
15:29 16 Apr 21
Claudia saved the day! Our sale was about to bust with another lender. She took it over and got it closed for us in record time! She worked very hard on our behalf. She is amazing!
Kaysser Kayyali
Kaysser K.
13:12 26 Mar 21
After reaching out to my personal bank and feeling like they were ignoring me, I reached out to LBM and spoke to Claudia.The difference was night and day.Not only did she guide me through every... step, she was always available, and went above and beyond to help my wife and I secure a mortgage to buy our first home.Rest assured that she will keep you on track, and keep your best interests in every decision you make during the home buying process.read more
Cathy Rincon
Cathy R.
23:44 23 Mar 21
I had the best experience buying my first home. The closing took less than 20 days ,and expectations were surpass since the beginning . They have a team extremely professional and organized ,... Claudia guided me step by step on the whole real estate and mortgage process. I am extremely satisfied and very happy with the results . I am sure I will enjoy my new home with my son . 🙏☀️🤩🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🔑🔑🔑🔑🪑🪑👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻read more
Christopher Buckingham
Christopher B.
17:22 28 Feb 21
After a disaster of an experience with a major internet-driven mortgage company, I called Lending Bankers and spoke with David, who was refreshingly knowledgeable. I decided to work with himDavid... was able to tell me what he thought they could do, what would be required, how long it would take, and he and Gabriel were highly professional and responsive throughout the process.In the end, they delivered on exactly what they said they would, we closed quickly, and secured a rate that was better than what I had been quoted elsewhere. David got me out of a bind and delivered a great result.I am grateful and can't thank them enough. I would highly recommend Lending Bankers to anyone who wants to work with people who are trustworthy and competent.read more
Javier Lozada
Javier L.
14:18 11 Feb 21
As a self employed person, it’s not easy and straightforward to obtain a home mortgage but after being referred to Claudia at Lending Bankers, I found the right professional that guided me through... the process to find a suitable lender that would work with individuals with my employment profile. She and her team give you the facts and appropriate options to consider and therefore I felt at ease knowing I had an expert guiding me through the process. My family and I know have a dream home thanks to Lending Bankers. I highly recommend!read more
Alessandro Russo
Alessandro R.
20:50 06 Feb 21
As foreign national I’ve tried with another broker but after almost a year without getting nothing I’ve met Claudia Castano of Lending Bankers Mortgage and in 30 days I’ve got the cash out of my... property. She took care of everything. Very professional, efficient and quick. I highly recommend Claudia to anybody needs a mortgage.read more
Kasta Y Rodriguez-Varela
Kasta Y R.
03:01 05 Feb 21
Our law office, as Closing Agent, has handled several transactions for Claudia Castaño’s clients and all her clients have been extremely satisfied with her professional service and guidance. Her... extensive knowledge of the mortgage process and her constant communication throughout the transaction make her clients have a satisfying experience when refinancing or buying a property. We deal with several mortgage brokers in our office and Claudia is at the top of the list of the very best. We highly recommend her for all your mortgage needs.read more
Jorge del Castillo
Jorge del C.
20:21 11 Jan 21
It was great to have the opportunity of working with Claudia from the team, great experience, fast and sharp.
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