Know the Mortgage Lingo at Closing
Most borrowers are completely at bay about the closing process- Sure they sign all the documents but when it comes to understanding what stage the process is in, they simply nod and smile through it all. You trust your real estate & mortgage team to do everything right, but its also important to understand the terminology that is being used. Here is some of the common lingo that is used at closing.
Funded – It means that the funds have now been transferred from the lender to the concerned lending agent (with all the disclosures that are required). In the case of a home purchase, if the closing has taken place in the morning, the funds will be sent that same day. If the closing takes place in the afternoon, the fund transfer will take place the following day.
Recorded – This is related to the recording the deed transfers title or the legal ownership of that property to the buyer. The transaction will be recorded by the attorney or the title company, in the county register of the area where the property is located. This generally takes place soon after closing.
It helps to understand the closing lingo as it gives you more clarity about what exactly is taking place and you will be feel a little less lost with the entire closing process. The more clarity you have, the more confident you will be while speaking with the different parties involved in the process. You can also contact ResMac Home Loans for more information about application approval and to understand what the modalities are.
There are a number of foreclosures and short sales in the market and when you are planning on buying a home, they may present a lot of value. But there are certain problems associated with them that homeowners should be aware of before applying for foreclosure sale financing:
Property Condition- Homeowners who are facing a foreclosure or want to short sell their house generally do not have the money to maintain the property well or pay for the mortgage. This can cause problems for you, if you are planning on getting an FHA loan. These require that the property should be ready to move into
Timing Challenges- Typically, a short sale process has very awkward timeframes for approval of the purchase contract and loan closing. Every bank has different rules; however the approval can take 7-120 days. Since there is no fixed timeframe for approval of a short sale, timing of the loan submission, rate locks & the closing can become very challenging. When you are buying a short-sale property, you should be prepared for loads of paperwork
Builder’s Certification- You might need a 10-year warranty, termite inspection, well test and septic inspection, when applicable while buying a home
The Right Support
If you decide to use conventional Freddie Mac/ Fannie Mae financing you will still have some hurdles to navigate, but they will be a little less than the ones you encounter with the FHA. But the down payment will be higher and there are more stringent credit qualification guidelines.
Regardless of whether you plan on a FHA loan, renovation financing or conventional financing, it is crucial that you have a strong home-buying team who can help and support you through the negotiations and tons of paperwork. For more information on financing for foreclosures, contact ResMac Home Loans.
If you scan any mortgage website, you will find a detailed glossary that contains literally hundreds of lending and real estate-related terms. These are a few of the top terms that you will hear a number of times right through the approval & home buying process. Once you understand all the industry jargon that professionals in the field use and you have a good home buying team, you will be a little more confident while discussing various topics and that are crucial to your transaction.
These are just some of the terms you will come across while your loan is being processed and closed. You will also hear real estate terms like Acceptance, Contingency, Due-Diligence, Deed of Trust, Earnest Money, Escrow, Equity and a lot more. Reading a little about all these terms will help you gain a firmer footing when you are applying for and waiting for your mortgage loan to get approved. For more information, contact ResMac Home Loans today.