Our Loan Process

Home Buying
Refinancing
Reverse Mortgages
  • Organize Your Documents
    Save time and avoid delays by having this information available when you meet with your lender.
    • Copy of Purchase Sales contract or Offer to Purchase and all addenda (signed by buyer and seller)
    • Past two years’ tax returns and W-2s
    • Past two years’ employment history
    • Last three consecutive paycheck stubs (five if paid weekly)
    • Name, address and phone for past 2 years’ residence(s) and landlord(s). Renters should bring evidence of 12 month’s rent payments.
    • Last 3 month’s statements for savings, checking, CD, money market accounts, etc.
    • Recent statement on retirement accounts (IRA, 401K, 403-B, Annuity, etc.)
    • Monthly payments and balances on all open accounts
    • Divorce decree (if applicable)
      Bankruptcy schedules/Discharge papers (if applicable)
    • If you are NOT a US citizen, provide a copy of your green card (front & back). If you are NOT a permanent resident provide a copy of your H-1 or L-1 visa.
  • Get Qualified
    Find out how much you are qualified to borrow

    When buying a home, you may be pre-qualified or pre-approved. You can be pre-qualified over the phone or on the Internet in a few minutes. Pre-qualification is not as useful as pre-approval. Pre-approval requires a more rigorous process, including verification of your credit, income, assets and liabilities. It is highly recommended that you be pre-approved before you start looking for a home.

    Being pre-approved will:

    1. Inform you of your maximum affordable home value, and save you from previewing properties outside your price range.
    2. Put you in a stronger negotiating position with the seller, because the seller will know your loan is pre-approved
    3. Help you close quickly, since your loan is pre-approved
  • Shop Loan Programs and Rates
    What loan program is best for your situation?
    1. Think about how long you plan to keep the loan. If you plan to sell your home in a few years, you may want to consider an adjustable-rate or balloon loan. If you plan to keep your home for a longer time, you may want to consider a fixed-rate loan.
    2. Understand the relationship between rates and points. Points are considered prepaid interest and may be tax deductible. Each point is equal to 1 percent of the loan. For example 1 point on a $150,000 loan is $1,500. The more points you pay, the lower your rate.
    3. Compare different loan programs. With so many programs to choose from, it’s hard to figure out which program is best for you. Consult an experienced loan originator who can help you find a loan program that best fits your short-and long-term plans.
  • Apply For a Loan
    All the research and preparation you’ve done to this point makes this step an easy one.

    You can apply online or in person. Complete and sign the residential loan application, Form 1003 and the attached loan info sheet, credit authorization and fair lending notice. Your loan originator may also request additional documents, such as a loan information sheet, credit authorization and fair lending notice.

  • Obtain Loan Approval
    Once your loan application has been received, the loan approval process starts immediately.

    This involves verifying your:

    • Credit history
    • Employment history
    • Assets including your bank accounts, stocks, mutual func and retirement accounts
    • Property value

    Based on your specific situation, additional documents or verifications may be required. To improve your chances of getting a loan approval:

    • Fill out the loan application completely.
    • Respond promptly to any requests for additional documents. This is especially critical if your rate is locked or if you plan to close by a certain date.
    • Anything that causes your debts to increase might have an adverse affect on your current application.
    • Do not move money into your bank accounts unless it can be traced. If you are receiving money from friends, family or other relatives, please contact us.
    • Do not go out of town around the closing date. If you do plan to be out of town when your loan is expected to close, you may sign a power of attorney, to authorize another individual to sign on your behalf.
    • Notify your loan officer before applying for any other credit, including credit cards, personal loans or even with another mortgage company. Some loan programs have strict guidelines regarding your credit score. Credit inquiries may lower your credit score and may have an adverse affect on your loan approval.
  • Close the Loan
    After your loan is approved, you will be required to sign the final loan documents. This will normally take place in the presence of a notary public.

    Be prepared to:

    • Bring a cashiers check for your down payment and closing costs if required. Personal checks are normally NOT accepted.
    • Review the final loan documents. Make sure that the interest rate and loan terms are what you were promised. Also, verify the accuracy of the name and address on the loan documents.
    • Sign the loan documents. The notary will require that you have your picture ID with you. Some lenders also require seeing your Social Security card.

    Your loan will normally close shortly after you have signed the loan documents. On refinance and home equity loan transactions, federal law requires that you have three days to review the documents before your loan transaction can close. Purchase transactions do not have a three-day rescission period.

  • Organize Your Documents
    Organize Your Documents
    Have the following information available to save time and avoid delays
    • Current Mortgage Statement showing principal, interest, escrow balances
    • Past 2 years tax returns, W-2’s, address and employment history
    • 1 month of most recent consecutive paycheck stubs (4 if paid weekly)
    • 2 months statements for savings, checking, CD, investment accounts, etc.
    • 1 most recent quarterly statement for retirement accounts (IRA, 401K, 403-B, Annuity, etc.)
    • Monthly payments and balances on all open accounts
    • And the following, if applicable

      • Business tax returns and schedules
      • Divorce decree
      • Alimony or child support order
      • Bankruptcy schedules / Discharge papers
      • If NOT a US citizen, provide a copy of your green card (front & back).
      • If NOT a permanent resident provide a copy of your H-1 or L-1 visa.
  • Shop Loan Programs and Rates
    Shop Loan Programs and Rates
    What loan program is best for your situation?
    • How long you plan to keep the house? If you plan to sell your home in a few years, consider an adjustable-rate or balloon loan. If you plan to keep your home for a longer time, consider a fixed-rate loan.
    • Understand the relationship between rates and points. Available Interest Rates start with no “points”. Discount Points can reduce your rate by prepaying a portion of the interest. Points are considered prepaid interest and may be tax deductible. Each point is equal to 1 percent of the loan. For example 1 point on a $150,000 loan is $1,500. The more points you pay, the lower your rate.
    • Compare different mortgage loan programs. With so many programs to choose from, it’s hard to figure out which program is best for you. Midwest Mortgage will help you find a mortgage loan hat best fits your short-and long-term plans.
  • Apply For a Loan
    Apply For a Loan
    Apply online or in person.

    Complete the residential loan application online and a Midwest Mortgage professional will contact you. We may also request additional documents to ensure your mortgage loan application is complete.

  • Obtain Loan Approval
    Obtain Loan Approval
    Once your loan application has been received, the loan approval process starts immediately.

    Midwest Mortgage verifies:

    • Credit history
    • Employment history
    • Assets including your bank accounts, stocks, mutual func and retirement accounts
    • Property value

    Based on your specific situation, additional documents or verification may be required.

    To improve your chances of getting a loan approval:

    • Fill out the loan application completely.
    • Respond promptly to any requests for additional documents.
    • Keep your finances stable, anything increases debt could have an adverse affect on your mortgage loan application.
    • Do not move money into your bank accounts unless it can be traced. If you are receiving money from friends, family or other relatives, please contact us.
    • Be available near the closing date to sign all documents.
    • Notify your loan officer BEFORE applying for any other credit, including credit cards, personal loans or even with another mortgage company. Credit inquiries may lower your credit score and may have an adverse affect on your loan approval.
  • Close the Loan
    Close the Loan
    After your loan is approved, you will be required to sign the final loan documents. This will normally take place in the presence of a notary public.

    Be prepared to:

    • Bring a cashiers check for your closing costs if required. Personal checks are normally NOT accepted.
    • Review the final loan documents. Make sure that the interest rate and loan terms are what you were promised. Also, verify the accuracy of the name and address on the loan documents.
    • Sign the loan documents. The notary will require that you have your picture ID with you. Some lenders also require seeing your Social Security card.

    Your loan will normally close shortly after you have signed the loan documents. On refinance and home equity loan transactions, federal law requires that you have three days to review the documents before your loan transaction can close.

  • Organize your documents
    Organize your documents
    Have the following information available to save time and avoid delays
    • Current Mortgage Statement showing principal, interest, escrow balances
    • The following if applicable
      • Bankruptcy schedules / Discharge papers
      • If NOT a US citizen, provide a copy of your green card (front & back).
      • If NOT a permanent resident provide a copy of your H-1 or L-1 visa.
  • Shop Loan Programs and Rates
    Shop Loan Programs and Rates
    What loan program is best for your situation?
    • How long you plan to keep the house? If you plan to move out or sell your home in a few years, a reverse mortgage may or may not be right for you
    • Make sure the house will meet FHA standards as an FHA Appraisal will be conducted. If wome work needs done, the FHA Appraiser will advise repairs needed. Be willing to make those repairs.
    • Compare different mortgage loan programs. With so many programs to choose from, it’s hard to figure out which program is best for you. Midwest Mortgage will help you find a mortgage loan hat best fits your short-and long-term plans.
  • Apply For a Loan
    Apply For a Loan
    Apply online or in person.

    Complete the residential loan application online and a Midwest Mortgage professional will contact you. We may also request additional documents to ensure your mortgage loan application is complete.

  • Obtain Loan Approval
    Obtain Loan Approval
    Once your loan application has been received, the loan approval process starts immediately.

    Midwest Mortgage verifies:

    • Qualifications based on Property Value, Equity
    • Based on your specific situation, additional documents or verification may be required.

    Improve your chances of getting a loan approval:

    • Fill out the loan application completely.
    • Respond promptly to any requests for additional documents.
    • Keep your finances stable, anything increases debt could have an adverse affect on your mortgage loan application.
    • Do not move money into your bank accounts unless it can be traced. If you are receiving money from friends, family or other relatives, please contact us.
    • Be available near the closing date to sign all documents.
    • Notify your loan officer BEFORE applying for any other credit, including credit cards, personal loans or even with another mortgage company. Credit inquiries may lower your credit score and may have an adverse affect on your loan approval.
  • Close the Loan
    Close the Loan
    After your loan is approved, you will be required to sign the final loan documents. This will normally take place in the presence of a notary public.

    Be prepared to:

    • Bring a cashiers check for your closing costs if required. Personal checks are normally NOT accepted.
    • Review the final loan documents. Make sure that the interest rate and loan terms are what you were promised. Also, verify the accuracy of the name and address on the loan documents.
    • Sign the loan documents. The notary will require that you have your picture ID with you. Some lenders also require seeing your Social Security card.

    Your loan will normally close shortly after you have signed the loan documents. On refinance and home equity loan transactions, federal law requires that you have three days to review the documents before your loan transaction can close.