Finance the perfect spot for your dream home
Let us walk you through the mortgage loan process
1. Get prepared
Buying a home is a big commitment and you’ll want your finances to be in good condition before you start the process to ensure the best possible outcome. Gather your financial information, like recent tax returns, financial statements and pay stubs; your loan application will let you know what financial information is necessary. You should also review your credit score, take a look at your debt-to-income ratio and take other important steps to position yourself for receiving the best possible loan terms.
2. Decide what you can afford
Before you begin shopping for a home, take a look at your budget and current expenses to determine what you can afford. You’ll want to evaluate your monthly incoming and outgoing funds to see where a down payment, closing costs and your new mortgage payment might fit in.
3. Get preapproved
Once you know how much home you can afford, complete the application for a preapproval letter. The preapproval will let sellers know that you are a qualified buyer who is prepared to make a home purchase.
4. Find your home
Now’s the time to determine all the traits that make up your perfect home. Research areas and neighborhoods of interest. Also, connect with an RBFCU preferred real estate agent, who can help you search smarter.
5. Complete paperwork
You’ll complete the application process you started with your preapproval request by submitting your documents and continuing through the loan process. This may sound simple, but it can be a big undertaking, depending on your employment status, residency, etc.
6. Finalize your loan
Ready to apply for a loan? Here’s what you’ll need to complete the application:
- The amount you would like to borrow
- The number of years you want to finance your loan (term length)
- Your current employment and income information
- Your phone number and email
- Information for joint borrowers you plan to include on the mortgage loan (including date of birth, address, income and employment, Social Security number and contact information; if applicable)
- An idea of the total amount you would like for your loan and monthly payments
Why might a land loan be a good choice for me?
If you are interested in owning a piece of property for a home, but are not quite yet ready to build, a land loan can give you the opportunity to secure the land you want without tying you down to specific building deadlines.
Other land loan benefits and features include:
- Term options up to 15 years
- Free 60-day rate lock, once a specific property is identified
- 90 percent financing
- No building requirements from the lender (subdivision requirements may apply)
- Option to set up automatic payments
- How much home can I afford?
Still have mortgage questions?
Loans subject to credit approval. Rates and terms subject to change without notice. RBFCU mortgage loans are available only on property in Texas. Origination fee program not available for short term loans, FHA or VA loans. NMLS# 583215
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