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Application Process

Six Steps to Apply:

1. Contact Us

Our skilled loan officers are happy to answer your questions and assist you in finding the mortgage program that suits your borrowing goals. Contact us at any time.

2. Inquire About a Loan

A benefit of working with us is that you may choose to do all the paperwork from the comfort of your home. You can inquire about available loan programs and rates online, over the telephone, by fax, or by mail.

3. Complete and Sign Application

Once you receive your loan prequalification1, we will send you a loan application form completed with the information you supplied to us. After we receive your application, we will send you a loan estimate, standard mortgage disclosures, and a list of documentation we require to process your loan. To expedite your loan approval, you will be asked to review, sign, and return these documents to us promptly, by mail, fax, or online.

4. Processing the Application

Once we receive your application, a loan processor will review it for accuracy and verify your credit, income, and asset information. Our staff will complete a credit and income decision. If the loan is approved, we will select a local appraiser to review the property and choose a title company/settlement agent to handle your closing. (If there is a company with whom you prefer to work, please let us know.) You can contact your Loan Originator at any time with questions or concerns about your loan.

5. Underwriting the Loan for Approval

Each underwriting decision is based upon several basic factors, including credit, income, debt to income ratios, cash savings, and property appraisal. Your Loan Originator will contact you with instructions on how to satisfy specific underwriting conditions when any such issues arise with your home mortgage application process.

6. Getting Your Money

Once your loan is approved, closing documents will be prepared and provided to the closing agent for your signature. After the closing documents are executed, your loan is recorded. Depending upon the type of transaction, funds will generally be disbursed after the rescission period required by law has passed.

Note: All time periods are estimates based on receiving completed documentation, loan approval guidelines, and the services provided by third party vendors.

App Process

1 A loan prequalification is a request for an indication of the type and amount of loan you may be eligible to receive. It does not constitute an application or a commitment to lend. A loan prequalification turns into a loan application at the time credit is requested by an applicant. Because Standard Mortgage Corp requires a completed loan application to obtain loan approval it is important that any requests for additional documentation be provided in a timely manner.

Application Tips

Half of the entire loan process is dependent on the borrower. To get a timely credit decision on your loan inquiry, we recommend you read and follow these helpful tips.

  • If you are self-employed, paid by commission, or own real estate used for rental purposes, you will need to produce:
    • Two years of signed personal federal income tax returns (including all schedules)
    • If self-employed through a corporation, the last two years’ corporate returns as well as a year-to-date profit and loss statement and balance sheet

  • Provide any additional requested information or documentation immediately.

  • Read all disclosures carefully and ask questions if you need clarification. It is best to communicate all requests and clarifications in writing early in the loan process.

  • Make sure the income you report on your application is the same as the income reported on your tax documents.

  • Inform your mortgage loan officer of any past credit problems.
  • When signing your closing documents, sign your name exactly as it is printed. For example, you may need to include your middle name or initial in your signature.

Provide all requested documentation

Any missing documentation is likely to cause a delay in your loan approval process. To get loan approval, you will typically need to produce:

  1. Pay stubs for the most recent 30 days

  2. W-2 statements for the past two years

  3. Bank statements for the most recent three months

  4. 401K, IRA, or Mutual Fund accounts showing the most recent transaction summary

  5. Stocks or certificates of deposit (copies)

  6. Purchase and sales agreement (copy)

  7. 12 months cancelled rent checks or the name and address of your current landlord (if applicable)

  8. Fully executed divorce decree (if applicable)

  9. Deed, hazard insurance policy, and most recent tax bill if you are refinancing (copies)

  10. A letter explaining any known credit problems or fluctuations in income