The loan approval process generally begins with an initial interview where you and your Loan Consultant will discuss the your income and long term debts. This step is called pre-qualification* and it can help you shop for affordable properties in the correct price range.
When a lender makes a decision about a mortgage application, they consider many basic factors: all based on your ability to repay the loan. To ensure your loan is truly affordable, a lender will verify your employment and income. Your monthly Debt to Income ratio – your total income, minus monthly credit payments and other debts — will also be considered.
*A pre-qualification is not an approval of credit and does not signify that underwriting requirements have been met.