Tiff and her team were so helpful and knowledgeable, never made me feel like I was asking dumb questions. Customer Service 10/10 really 100/100. So grateful I got the chance to be guided through this process which they made super easy for me!
Kathleen P Mar 29, 2023
The process was painless.
Steven L Mar 29, 2023
Tiffany and Jasaka were very knowledgeable, helpful, patient and quickly responded to any questions. Thank you, Ladies.
Jessica S Mar 08, 2023
Tiffanie was extremely pleasant, thorough and detail oriented. Through the entire process her level of service and commitment was unparalleled. Though customer service is prevalent in every aspect of our lives, she truly lived and ascribed by servant leadership. Guiding the process from beginning to end.
If we had to do it all over again, there is no doubt that we would choose Tiffanie Saxton to facilitate this process.
Benjamin H Mar 07, 2023
Very easy and smooth process.
Tara P Mar 01, 2023
We received great support and assistance with great communication.
Christopher S Feb 10, 2023
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Tiffanie as our loan officer. We were first time home buyers and from the very beginning Tiffanie provided a high level of expertise and guidance. She was highly communicative and made herself available to us whenever we had any questions or concerns throughout the entire process. Buying a home can prove to be very stressful, especially for the first time, so we are so thankful we had Tiffanie on our team to get the job done. We would highly recommend her services to other homebuyers, especially first time homebuyers!
Michaela M Feb 05, 2023
There were clear expectations set, transparency and professionalism. We were nervous heading into the house buying process for the first time. Tiffanie and her team walked us through each step of the way. We felt comfortable the entire time!
Kevin M Jan 28, 2023
The communication and willingness to elaborate on everything was the best part of the service I received. All of the team were easily reachable and responded very timely. They even showed urgency to make sure I was on top of things to ensure my close date was met.
Louis S Jan 27, 2023
Tiffanie Saxton was great to work with overall. She is professional, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. She made the financing process easy, clear and guided my family through the process seamlessly. She was very patient, answered all of my questions, and she got us the best financing for the perfect home. We are very happy and highly recommend Tiffanie Saxton.
Sabine H Oct 18, 2022
Tiffany was always very attentive and helpful, really great working with her! So glad I got to close on my first house with Verity Mortgage
Brad W Oct 11, 2022
the fast and prompt, and efficient loan processes. Very professional.
Margena C Sep 20, 2022
The process was much smoother & easier than I thought it would be.
Adrian M Aug 16, 2022
Tiffanie is just great. She took on our loan at a time when we were very uneasy with our previous experiences prior to her. She came in with transparency, fearlessness, insights, and a people-first approach that truly set her apart. She is destined for greatness, and we will continue to be in support of her. Next loan coming up…
Ricky D Aug 09, 2022
Tiffanie was very informative! Any questions or concerns we had she always had an answer or solution! She was also easy to reach! Always available to respond to phone calls or text!
Ashley R Aug 07, 2022
Easy application process and the team were amazing in keeping me informed of what docs i might have missed.
Mary L Jul 31, 2022
We felt like everyone a part of our refi was very professional and we were able to communicate without a hitch
Edwin G Jul 28, 2022
The open communication back and forth , the step by step guidance . It's as if I was seen as family not just a buyer.
Josephine R Jun 17, 2022
As first time buyers, Tiffanie and her team were always professional and answered all our questions through clear communication and fast replies. The process with her was smoother than we thought it would be, and we would definitely recommend her for all things mortgage. We're very grateful for all she did for us!
Tatiana R Jun 09, 2022
Everything was perfect
Melton J Jun 04, 2022
Tiffanie Saxton was and is a professional and dedicated Load Officer. She was extremely patient and well equipped with answers and solutions throughout the process. In addition to maintaining a professional attitude and willingness to go the extra mile, her team at Verify Mortage was also very helpful.
The process was smooth and stress free. I will recommend Tiffanie as the go-to loan officer in the real-estate industry.
Thank you for your strategic and high focused work ethic. You and your team should be the standard in the real estate business. My experience was pleasant and rewarding.
Allen R Mar 31, 2022
The overall professionalism and service.
Lemontrius B Mar 30, 2022
Tiffanie was very responsive. She answered all of our questions with a ridiculously short turnaround period!
Darius T Mar 19, 2022
Tiffanie was so helpful through out the entire process. She was easy to get in contact with and always returned messages promptly. Made the process very pleasant.
DeShawna T Mar 18, 2022
Working with Tiffanie was a great experience as a first time homebuyer. She went above and beyond for us on a daily basis and made sure the lending process was as smooth as possible.
Katelyn M Mar 12, 2022
They were professional and patient. They answered all my questions and put me at ease. I am very pleased with their service.
Mary P Feb 08, 2022
very focused very professional. very knowledgeable very attentive to accuracy tiffanie did exceedingly better with my loan than i ever would have imagined can't thank Tiffanie enough
Ronald W Jan 28, 2022
Everything I would not change a thing
James C Jan 13, 2022
Tiffanie was always available whenever we had questions or needed information. Even going so far as to respond to our questions while she was on vacation. She was amazing.
Anderson M Dec 29, 2021
Tiffany stayed in touch with us throughout our entire build process. She'd answer any questions we'd have (no matter how silly). She also fought for us to get the best rate while keeping our closing cost way down. We'd recommend her to anyone.
Julian B Dec 26, 2021
Tiffanie was able to answer my questions and was always communicating as needed. She was available by email, phone and text.
Vanessa S Dec 22, 2021
Everything about the process everyone was excellent in all categories in communication knowledge
Chad L Dec 13, 2021
Tiffanie is amazing. I chose Tiffanie over 3 other potential loan agents because she is informative, excellent at communication, and very responsive and knowledgeable of the loan process. She did an amazing job! She is top notch and a winner in her field.
Chan M Dec 12, 2021
Tiffanie and her team are the absolute best!! From start to finish she walked me thru every thing with patience and professionalism. She kept me informed on what I needed to do, what they were doing and what my next step would be. Everyone was so sweet and caring and I highly recommend Tiffanie as your loan officer!
Tanisha P Dec 09, 2021
Tiffanie was amazing from start to finish. We learned a lot as first time homebuyers from Tiffanie and we felt she played a pivotal role in ensuring we were prepared to purchase our home. I will definitely look to refer any friends and family who are looking to purchase a property and I need of lending, guidance, and preparation. Thank you SO MUCH again Tiffanie!
Jerell D Dec 09, 2021
Tiffanie was amazing to work with. When we began the search for our home we were not sure about much of the process and she was patient and diligent with helping us understand and learn and ultimately achieve our goal of purchasing our first home. She was so kind and transparent. We will definitely recommend Tiffanie to any family and friends looking to purchase properties in the future.
Jasmine D Dec 04, 2021
Tiffany went above and beyond!! She was quick to reply to us when we needed quick answers. That is critical. She is great at what she does and deserves a promotion and a raise. She is a rockstar and an asset to your team!!
Nakita M Nov 30, 2021
Tiffanie Saxton made our whole home buying experience seem seamless. She was kind, patient, and took the time to explain everything in a clear cut fashion! We would definitely recommend her to people in the future.
Luis J Nov 13, 2021
Met the timeframe the seller requested
Lauren A Nov 01, 2021
Professional and timely service
Denika M Oct 26, 2021
excellent communication, attention to detail, willingness to help us no matter the circumstances
Richard A Oct 01, 2021
Tiffanie was very knowledgeable and helpful. She definitely made the process a very smooth.
Ashley J Oct 01, 2021
My interactions with Tiffanie was above and beyond my expectations. I am very big on Customer Service, Professionalism, Self-Presentation, and Company Presentation. Tiffanie exhibited ALL and some!
Stephanie F Sep 04, 2021
Although I did not have the pleasure of working directly with Tiffanie. My wife spoke so highly of her through out the process. Tiffanie this Tiffanie that. I knew we were in good hands when my wife gave her a seal of approval. She trusted her enough to send our son Tiffanie's way.
If my wife puts her stamp on you. You are an incredible person. Thanks again Tiffanie!
Darren F Aug 27, 2021
Tiffanie was so sweet and nice always there to answer any questions I had big or small which means a lot she was very knowledgeable
Twana W Aug 13, 2021
Any questions I had were answered swiftly and accurately. Tiffanie was well informed, helpful, and super nice!
Merlena O Aug 13, 2021
It has been a pleasure partnering with Tiffanie to get my clients ready and closed. She is great at communicating throughout the transaction and keeping everyone in the loop before being asked. She is a Rockstar!! I look forward to many more partnerships with you.
Tolechia L Aug 10, 2021
Professional and great service! 10 out of 10!
Melanie R Aug 10, 2021
I was referred to Tiffanie and her amazing Team. The whole process from beginning to end was awesome! This Team is professional, strong communication with every step that was needed to become a home owner. Tiffanie was there for me when things didn't make sense, she was my strength when I needed to talk and made herself readily available anytime I needed her. I would recommend any Seller or Buyer to reach out to this Company, because they will make your journey stress free!
Sherrie S Aug 04, 2021
Tiffanie and the Verity team were very professional and pleasing to work with on my home refinance. I also appreciated all of Brittany's help with ensuring my loan refi was being processed in a timely manner to meet our close date. Tiffanie was terrific at informing me of next steps. She is extremely knowledgeable in her profession and someone you can trust that will work to accomplish your goals.
Patricia H Jul 30, 2021
Tiffanie’s attention to detail and follow up was by far the best I have ever experienced. I have referred a few friends and they also received amazing service.
Jessica T Jul 23, 2021
Very helpful and she made sure to work with our budget.
Richard E Jul 20, 2021
Tiffanie is so patient and kind. I wouldn't consider using anyone else!
Marcella R Jul 20, 2021
This whole process can be tedious and stressful. We were kept informed through every step and made this a truly pleasant experience
Maira D Jul 20, 2021
Tiffany made herself available during work and after work hours, going above and beyond
she was very informative and helped me along the entire process
answered all my questions and offered me some great resources along the way
Jon T Jul 20, 2021
Effective communication, follow-ups and best of all closing on-time!
Carolina E Jul 20, 2021
Thanks Tiffanie for everything, for the help in the process and the communication thru all process from start to finish. Kudos to you and your team !!!!
Gabriel O Jun 29, 2021
Tiffanie and team were professional, excellent communicators, pleasant and friendly to work with. Provided excellent guidance and answered questions thoroughly! It's not always easy discussing finances and credit history.. trustworthiness is always key! This team has it!
JoAnne H Jun 21, 2021
Tiffanie is extremely professional and prompt! My clients absolutely love her expertise. She truly made the home buying experience amazing for my clients.
Shanique H Jun 15, 2021
Tiffany Saxton made it great
Everett W Jun 07, 2021
Tiffanie and team were great. They made the closing process seem less with their timelines. I have already recommended her to others!
Ricky H May 20, 2021
Tiffany is a great lender and it's been a pleasure being in partnership with her to assist my first time home buyers.
Tolechia L May 20, 2021
Tiffanie is hands down the best Mortgage Officer in the game. Very insightful with impeccable communication skills. It’s a constant joy to work with her!
Jeremy M May 17, 2021
Tiffanie was a pleasure to work with and I’d recommend her to my future clients.
Keionna H May 16, 2021
Tiffanie was great. Tiffanie and our realtor had great communication also.
Dwayne L May 13, 2021
Tiffanie was awesome to work with! Had good communication and was on her job. Looking forward to doing more business with her.
Juan M May 13, 2021
Tiffanie was amazing from the start. Followed up when needed. Always remained professional. Great experience from first time home buyers.
Amanda R May 11, 2021
Tiffanie and her team (Jordyn and Brittany) are the absolute BEST. These ladies are knowledgeable, accurate, pleasant and timely. I can't say enough about them and their assistance given to every client (ready or not), that I send their way. I will continue to do just that. Outstanding team!
Sharlotte ' May 10, 2021
From the first day I spoke with Tiffanie, I knew that I found the right lender. She was so professional & courteous, & she never at any point made me feel like I couldn’t reach out to her at any moment. From the beginning of this process to the very end, she let me know every single step of this buying process. If you’re looking for a professional lender, look no further! Tiffanie & her assistants (Jordyn & Brittany) are all awesome! Thank you!
Siandra J May 07, 2021
Tiffanie was very patient with me and walked me through every step. I am a teacher and hard to get a hold of and Tiffanie was very understanding and worked with me.
Sharon S Apr 28, 2021
Tiffanie was professional and did a great job communicating with my clients and myself.
Josalyn M Apr 05, 2021
I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with! Job well done!!
Jason B Mar 14, 2021
Tiffanie and her team are the best! Always very professional and communicative throughout the process. Great to work with
Jarrett W Mar 10, 2021
Tiffanie was professional, informative, helpful and efficient
Sara O Mar 10, 2021
The process was easy.
Taylor E Mar 09, 2021
My experience as a first time buyer was beyond amazing!! I am a person who need full uncensored truth at all times, good or bad I need to know. Tiffanie and her team was a perfect match. All the ladies were extremely professional and was able to guided me through every step. Working with Tiffanie as my loan officer, she get 10+++ as an officer.
I was always told it’s buying a home is stressful and I have heard horrible story; I was not stress and believe my process was extremely smooth. Thx
Moniece S Feb 26, 2021
Tiffanie and her team stood with us through unprecedented situations to make sure the dream of owning our first home became a reality. We are thankful of Verity working so hard and showing great persistence throughout our entire home buying process.
Charles E Feb 25, 2021
Tiffanie did a great job. Got me the lowest rate and closed on my refinance quickly. Definitely would recommend to my friends and family.
VENTON G Feb 15, 2021
Awesome woman and very knowledgeable!
Shatonja H Feb 10, 2021
Tiffanie was fantastic to work with! She was very responsive, friendly, and informative throughout the entire process. Communication is VERY important to me and she exceeded my expectations. She was very prompt in all of her responses. She always answered the phone when I called her and replied to my text messages immediately. I highly recommend her! You won’t be disappointed.
Kathryn N Feb 04, 2021
Tiffany was friendly, easy to access, prompt with returning calls and information. Answered questions and was professional throughout.
Dennis W Jan 23, 2021
It was a pleasure to work with Tiffanie. Tiffanie was very organized and efficient. Tiffanie was always available to answer any questions and always ensured that I understood everything.
Jamela S Jan 15, 2021
Tiffanie is the best! She’s very knowledgeable and answers all of my clients questions. There is never a time that Tiffanie is not able to be reached. Her work ethic is unparalleled. I’m more than comfortable referring my clients to her.
Charla A Jan 11, 2021
Tiffanie provided excellent service from start to finish. She made herself accessible during non-traditional hours to answer any questions or concerns.
Tiffanie is a class-act she is very professional. We appreciated her patience and understanding. She kept us in the loop to ensure we knew and understood the entire loan process.
We will definitely refer our family and friends.
Tawona D Jan 02, 2021
Renato P Jan 01, 2021
Step by step instructions, willingness to help, very informative, we are lucky to have her as our loan officer
Adelaida P Dec 31, 2020
Tiffanie and Faye were wonderful. They were professional and made the process very smooth.
LaToya B Dec 30, 2020
Incredible customer service, calm and professional when I became unsure, even when she was on holiday.
She and her team got the deal done!
Keep up the great work!
Shannon L Dec 30, 2020
She is DA BOMB.com!!!
Letitia H Dec 02, 2020
Tiffanie Saxton was amazing throughout my entire loan process. She answered all of the questions I had and walked me through every step in the loan process from beginning to end. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Kandace W Dec 02, 2020
Tiffanie was very helpful and available when I had questions being a first time home buyer. Also patient. Thank you!
Whitney R Dec 01, 2020
Tiffanie was available, detailed and extremely professional! I look forward to working with her again in the future and will recommend her to family ,friends, and colleagues!
Rodrick A Nov 26, 2020
You guys keep me informed on everything, and how the loan was progressing
Billie M Nov 23, 2020
World class customer service! Tiffanie and her Verity team are outstanding when it comes to delivering results. She has our full confidence and strongest recommendation.
Jason B Nov 09, 2020
Tiff was great! She was very professional, and she communicated effectively throughout the whole process!
Brandon W Nov 06, 2020
Tiffanie was beyond amazing, professional, and personable! She made sure I stayed informed and understood all of my concerns with great follow up! I highly recommend her with 5 stars!
Thank you for helping me get the home of my choice!!! You’re awesome
Gage B Nov 05, 2020
Tiff was great! She communicated effectively and handled our transaction in a professional manner. She is now our permanent solution to all real estate financing.
Jasmine W Nov 03, 2020
The best lender in the business
Everett W Nov 03, 2020
The team was amazing--very knowledgeable, dedicated and efficient. I feel very fortunate to have these skilled professionals handle my re-finance.
Martha H Oct 24, 2020
Her communication skills and follow up is what made her great to work with. It’s was a great and smooth transaction for all parties involved.
Tolechia K Oct 20, 2020
Tiffanie is amazing!! She definitely worked her magic!! She was able to do in 3 weeks what it took another lender 3 months to accomplish.. plus saved us money!! I would highly recommend Tiffanie and her team!
Tony R Oct 20, 2020
Rustin B Oct 20, 2020
Tiffanie & her team was phenomenal!!! She really made the process simple ! She was so patient. Her availability to answer questions & respond to messages was really fast! Buying a house was scary but she definitely made the process an easy one! We are extremely happy with the service we received!
Zimbreya G Oct 20, 2020
Letitia H Oct 20, 2020
Tiffany was response, informative and very personable throughout the entire process. Her patience and expertise was really appreciated during the process and she made it great and gave me peace of mind.
Shawanna L Oct 17, 2020
It’s always a pleasure working with Tiffanie. She’s very knowledgeable & works hard to deliver satisfaction. Best in the game!!
Jeremy M Oct 16, 2020
Tiffany was extremely professional and very knowledgeable.... It made the entire process a great experience.....
Joseph P Oct 15, 2020
Tiffanie was very responsive to both the buyer and myself. I was impressed with your style of handling the loan process. She was wonderful and got us closed on time.
Annge J Oct 12, 2020
Tiffanie very professional and very easy to deal with she made the process easy for me And most importantly she was on time she's a great communicator very easy to get a hold of she always returned the message just to be honest my overall experience with Tiffanie she's awesome she's very very good at her job.
Ray S Oct 12, 2020
Tiffanie was able to get me into my dream home and the process was smooth thanks to all her hard work!
Courtney B Oct 01, 2020
Colby W Sep 20, 2020
Tiffanie was such a joy working with!! She made buying our home suck an easy and stress free process! Thanks a million Tiffanie!!
Joshua B Sep 17, 2020
We greatly appreciated how well Tiffanie communicated with us. It was very easy to know what we needed to do and if we had any questions she was available to respond quickly making the whole process very easy.
Amber B Sep 17, 2020
I could tell that Tiffanie really cared. She answered my texts whenever I sent them. Even after hours.
Nancy K Sep 14, 2020
Tiffanie was great she answered evrey question that I had with complete detail. She was also very direct with her information. Really enjoyed working with her
Eduardo R Sep 09, 2020
These ladies were GREAT to work with, from Faith, to Tiffanie and Tyanna. If I had a question they would be there to answer it. Very pleasant and quick closing. I just can’t believe how easy this whole process was. THANK YOU!!! Faith, Tiffanie and Tyanna🥰
Cindy T Sep 02, 2020
Communication was great.!
Stephen B Aug 24, 2020
Great communication, very professional
Jarrett W Aug 20, 2020
Tiffanie and staff are great to work with!
Nilesh M Aug 15, 2020
Tiffanie made the entire process really and was always available to answer questions via email or text. As a first time home buyer, I shopped around for lending services but nobody provided me with candid and hassle-free information. That means a lot to me as someone who was looking to not be taken advantage of. Tiffanie has resources in the DFW area and was able to help find inspectors and more for us. If you lend with Tiffanie, you will receive great service and ultimately a friend. Thank you!
Rijo W Aug 09, 2020
Tiffanie is literally the best. I couldn't have asked for a better lender to work with through this process. She was very commutative and went above and beyond to help us purchase our first house!! She answered every question we had and if she didn't have the answer she pointed us in the right direction. She genuinely care about her clients! She definitely made this process so smooth and stress free! Now we are in our new home and love it! I HIGHLY recommend Tiffanie!
Alexis D Aug 06, 2020
Tiffanie was absolutely amazing. Her knowledge and encouragement in this process was unmatched.
Ashley B Aug 03, 2020
Tiffanie was great to work with. She was very Informative. Thanks for everything
Irma G Jul 30, 2020
Tiffanie and her team truly understand what it means to go the extra mile. As a real estate broker, I appreciate her professionalism, timeliness, and great communication. Tiffanie goes above and beyond to deliver top-tier service for our clients!
Jason B Jul 30, 2020
Tiffanie was extremely professional and she made the process such a pleasant experience. She kept me in the loop about everything and was great with communication. She operated at a very high level of excellence! I can’t wait to refer her to everyone I know!
April N Jul 23, 2020
Miss Saxton, was very informative. She provided resources and knowledge that I had no idea I even needed. She didn't rush the process yet stayed persistent and consistent. She was professional yet friendly and inviting enough that I felt comfortable calling, emailing or texting her with any questions or concerns I can across. Miss Saxton was just as determined as I was to find the perfect loan for me and my unique situation. I was blown away by her excitement for me, the client!
Ronnita C Jul 22, 2020
Tiffanie communicated well and produced the results needed! She is my go to person now.
Rodney A Jul 17, 2020
Rodrick A Jul 16, 2020
The great teamwork that Tiffany and her staff provided. They were always available to answer any questions that we had. Being first time home owners we didn’t know what to expect from this experience but everything was so great they treated us like family and we love it. We totally enjoyed the experience and will be sending our friends and family your way.
Latonya W Jun 27, 2020
Super easy and pleasant to work with!
John M Jun 22, 2020
Tiffanie was great throughout this whole process.
Lee-Angellica J Jun 18, 2020
Tiffanie was a pleasure to work with. She was thorough, consistent and very professional. She addressed any issues that arose in a timely manner. Thank you again Tiffanie!
Nimat A Jun 17, 2020
Tiffany explained the process and what to expect. She kept us updated with details, that made the process smooth and easy.
Antonio M Jun 15, 2020
Working with Tiffanie is quite a pleasant experience. Tiffanie exudes confidence & competence which make the loan process a breeze. BEST IN THE GAME!!
Jeremy M Jun 15, 2020
Tiffanie provided outstanding customer service from start to finish. She answered all calls and texts in a timely manner. She was very transparent, and informative. She made this process as stress free as possible. Thank you again Tiffanie
Tarkeshalyn R Jun 15, 2020
I love Tiffanie she a great lender
Everett L Jun 14, 2020
Tiffanie was amazing! She kept our clients up to date during the whole process and was always available to answer any questions we had. Definitely will recommend her to future clients!!
Alex C Jun 03, 2020
Tiffanie did a wonderful job with keeping me informed throughout the entire process. She was patient and understanding and very good at communicating why certain documents are needed during each stage. Being a first time home buyer can be very overwhelming and sometimes defeating at times, but Tiffanie did a great job of keeping me motivated and encouraged that we would make it to the finish line; and we did and she was able to be there in the end to share such a unforgettable moment. Thank you!
Chanell F Jun 03, 2020
She was always responsive, great and explaining things, and prompt!
Lakesha R May 29, 2020
Tiffany is a fantastic lady she answered all my questions and gave me good advice scale 1 to 10 I gave her a 10
Kenneth T May 18, 2020
We want to make your home financing as easy as it can be. With Verity Mortgage, you can relax while we handle the details.
Get Prequalified before you shop for a house
You can get a loan before you even select a home. A Verity home mortgage specialist can perform a pre-qualification or pre-approval so that you'll have a good idea of how much you can afford. Once you've found a home, and a seller has accepted your offer, you are ready to move to the Application process.
- You will know the loan amount you qualify for so that you know what home price range to shop
- Save time to narrow the list of homes to ones that fit your price range
- Discover any credit challenges early in the process we can resolve them at the beginning of the process
- Confidently make an offer as soon as you find your dream house
- Sellers will consider your offer more strongly with a prequalification letter over one that is not
- Your agent will ask for this as it improves your chances of getting the house you want
There are no fees or costs to getting pre-qualified, but it is a vital step in the home buying process. Call us today!
What is the difference between Prequalified and Preapproved
Prequalification: This is an overview of your credit profile that is an important step to writing offers for new homes and one we highly recommend. It just means that you have not submitted the documentation that will be required to verify your income, financial statements showing enough assets to close and you have not yet met the underwriting guidelines of the program you are going to select once you find the home of your dreams.
Preapproval: If you have a little more time at the beginning of the process, we always recommend getting Preapproved. A preapproval is the start of the formal application process before you find the property and is more thorough review of your financial position and ability to qualify for a home.
Why get Preapproved for a Mortgage?
- You’ll be able to move faster to find the house you want
- Most of the paperwork will be out of the way so you can close your loan faster
- You will be able to move to the top of the offer stack as your income, assets, and ability to buy has been verified
- Sellers know you will be less likely to have a delay in closing
- In competitive markets, this is another feather in your cap
Mortgage Loan Process
Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your lifetime. Our goal is to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as we can. Understanding the process will give you the knowledge you need to get started.
- Step in Getting Prequalified or Preapproved
You can get a loan before you even select a home. One of our home loan experts can perform a pre-qualification or pre-approval so that you’ll have a good idea of how much you can afford. Once you’ve found a home, and a seller has accepted your offer, you are ready to move to the Application process.
Once you’ve selected a home, your home specialist completes the mortgage application, gathers information about the property you want to buy, and collects personal information, such as income, assets, and employment history. For a complete list of information that you need to provide, see the Application checklist.
Once your application is complete, a loan processor reviews your file and verifies your information. We order a credit report to determine your credit history and credit score. We also order an appraisal of the property.
An underwriter reviews your file and determines whether your loan will be granted and issues the loan approval. The underwriter may request additional information during this review process.
Once the loan is approved, the closing process begins. Our closing department prepares closing documents and sends closing instructions to the title agent. The title agent is responsible for examining the title of the property and working with you for an acceptable closing date. At the closing, you’ll sign papers, pay closing costs, and finalize the transaction. Now it’s time to move into your new home.
Lower Payments*. Consolidate Debt. Pull Cash Out.
*By refinancing your existing loan, the total finance charges may be higher over the life of the loan.
Should I refinance my house?
First, start by asking yourself one of these questions.
Has your income increased? Do you need to consolidate debt? Has the equity in your home increased? Do you need money for a major expense? Has your credit rating improved?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions than we encourage you to call one of our home loan experts to give you a refinance evaluation. It costs nothing but could save you thousands of dollars in interest, pay off high balance credit cards, or help pay for college or unexpected expenses.
Knowing your options is the most import part of the refinance decision so Call us today!
What is a Cash-Out Refinance?
As you pay down your mortgage or as home values increase over time, a cash-out refinance allows you to use a portion of your equity and turn it into cash. The great news is you can use that cash however you want. Home improvements, unexpected expenses, college tuition or just to check a destination off your bucket list.
When is the best time to turn that equity into your house and use it as you see fit? That answer is up to you and can be used to fit your current needs.
Some of the more chosen reasons for utilizing a cash-out refinance are to:
- Remodel of you home
- Pay off high-interest credit cards or auto loans, neither of which is tax deductible like mortgage interest
- Help with life events like a growing family
- Bucket List Reduction
- Elimination of student debt
What can you do to update/upgrade your house with a Renovation Loan?
A renovation loan will let you do almost anything with your home. Some loans are used on smaller projects like ordinary repairs or cosmetic updates. These types of renovations loans typically don’t have minimum loan requirements for the repairs or upgrades you want to make to your home. These loans are limited to non-structural repairs with maximum loan amounts around $30,000.
With these types of loan, you can improve things like:
- Repairing or replacing your roof and gutters
- Redesigning your kitchen or bath
- Landscaping or adding a deck
- Buying new appliances
- Getting new windows, doors or floors
- Making your home energy efficient
- Upgrading plumbing, electrical, heating or cooling systems
- Ask a home loan expert (bolded and hyperlinked to find a loan officer)
Need to do more extensive renovation? We got you covered!
We have other programs that are specifically intended to make major repairs or changes to your home. These will have a minimum loan amount but the good news is you can borrow up to the value of your property plus repairs/renovation. Here are some examples:
- Room additions or adding a second floor
- Major remodeling that requires structural work
- Foundation or other structural repairs
- Projects over six months
Buy the house in the neighborhood you want and make it your dream home!
You don’t have to settle for a house that only has half of the items on your wish list. With renovation loan you can buy in the perfect neighborhood and then get all the items on your list without coming out of pocket. This loan allows you to combine the purchase price of the home and the cost of repairs and upgrades into a single mortgage. No second lien at a higher interest rate required. Other benefits include:
- Get a home in a great location below market price
- Getting a bargain on a home allows you to move to a higher priced area of town
- Get more bang for the buck with a larger home
- Opens up your search area
- Your home fits your taste and family requirements
Home prices got you down? Use a remodeling loan to turn your current home into your forever home?
A remodeling home loan allows you to make your current home into your home for the future. These types of loans allow you to roll the costs of the work you do into one new mortgage. No second lien required, most likely at a higher interest rate. Since this is a refinance, you can also capitalize on lower interest rates, move to a shorter loan term and possibly lower payments.
What is the difference between a fixed-rate and an ARM mortgage?
A fixed-rate mortgage offers an interest rate that is steady throughout the life of the loan. Fixed-rate mortgages offer the security of always knowing exactly what your monthly loan payment will be. The interest on ARMs can fluctuate (up or down) periodically. The interest rate on ARMs offers an opportunity to save on interest costs. However, you are protected from rates getting too high, because a safe ARM has annual and lifetime rate caps, which limit how high your rate may go.
How do I know if it is best to lock my rate or let it float?
This a decision you must make. Here is one way of looking at the question: If you can afford the payment and are comfortable with all the other terms, it makes sense to go ahead and firm it up IN WRITING. Do not be overly concerned if rates fall after you lock. If your objective is to purchase the property, you have eliminated one uncertainty. If you are refinancing, locking the rate guarantees that you will reduce your monthly payments or be able to obtain cash you need for home improvements or other worthwhile goals.
Where can I lock my rate?
You can lock your rate at application, while your loan is being processed and approved, or any time shortly before closing.
What are my rate lock options at Verity Mortgage?
Verity Mortgage offers lock periods up to six months on some loan programs.
What is private mortgage insurance (PMI)?
PMI is required for conventional loans with a down payment of less than 20th of the value of the home. You can avoid paying PMI by making a down payment of 20 or more of the value of the property you want to buy.
When can I cancel PMI?
PMI will be automatically terminated when the loan-to-value ration is scheduled to reach 78 assuming all payments are current. Borrowers can request cancellation of PMI when the loan reaches 78 assuming all payments are current. Borrowers can request cancellation of PMI when the loan reaches an 80 loan-to-value ratio, assuming the loan is current.
How do I know whether the house is in a flood zone, and if so, how can I determine my insurance premium?
Verity will order a flood certification before loan closing, as required by federal law. However, if you would like to find out if the property you are purchasing is in a flood zone, you can contact your insurance agent or check the local library for updated flood maps. FEMA determines flood risk by comparing your lowest floor level to flood levels from the past 100 years. FEMA bases flood insurance premiums on this information. You may need to get a slab elevation if you are unable to obtain this information from the seller or your local permit office
What is APR and how is it figured?
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a calculated interest rate that reflects the overall cost of a loan on an annual basis. APR includes interest payments, origination fees, discount points, and other specific costs of getting a loan and is, therefore, usually higher than the interest rate. APR can be useful for comparing different types of loans. However, while all lenders are required to calculate APR based on guidelines provided by the Truth in Lending Act, not all lenders include the same costs in the calculation. This can make it difficult to compare the APR for loan programs from different leaders.
What are points?
Points, also known as “discount”, are funds paid at closing so that you can get a lower interest rate for the life of the loan. For example, you may be quoted a rate of 7.375 with 0 points or 7.000 with 1 point. One point is equal to 1 of the mortgage amount.
What are closing costs?
Closing costs are expenses paid, by both buyers and sellers, at the closing meeting. Closing costs include pre-paid taxes and insurance, discount points, origination fees, title insurance, and other fees that may apply to your loan.
What are pre-paids and how are they calculated?
Pre-paid items are hazard/homeowners insurance, taxes, and pre-paid interest. Most insurance is paid in advance, so you will be required to pay for your homeowner’s and flood (if required) insurance policy for the first year in advance. Also, the lender will require you to make a deposit of up to 2 months of payments in order to establish an escrow account.
Can I pay my own taxes and insurance?
Many loan programs require that the lender pay the taxes and insurance on behalf of the borrower. Your loan officer can determine if the option to pay taxes and insurance yourself is available on the loan program that is best for you.
MORTGAGE PAYMENT CALCULATOR
Estimate your monthly mortgage payment using the calculator below. Simply enter the purchase price of the home, loan term, and details about the home loan. Please note that escrow for taxes and insurance is not required for loans with down payments more than 20 percent. Some of this information may be difficult to determine on your own; please contact a mortgage specialist to review the most accurate monthly mortgage payment for the area you are purchasing.
Types of Loans
FHA 203K Loan
Streamline 203K: This is for projects where total renovations do not exceed $35,000. It is more for minor changes like upgrading HVAC, paint, fixing or replacing roofs, patios, septic systems or remodeling a kitchen. It does not allow for structural changes like foundation work.
Full 203K: This for projects that need to be more expansive in nature and may go over $35,000 in total renovations. It can be used for all the repairs from a streamline, but you can also make structural changes and reconstruction, repair or replace plumbing or use it to improve energy conservation, safety or disabled accessibility.
This is a great option when buying a home that needs a little TLC or you want to make your current home into your forever home.
What can a Homestyle Renovation help with?
- In-ground pools
- Interior and exterior upgrades
- Kitchen or bathroom upgrade
CONVENTIONAL Home Loan
Program Flexibility: Conventional loans allow for different terms and down payment. Meaning you can customize your down payment, whether you have a first and a second or if you want to do one loan with Mortgage Insurance.
Program Flexibility: Conventional loans allow for different terms and down payment. Meaning you can customize your down payment, whether you have a first and a second or if you want to do one loan with Mortgage Insurance.
Loan Limits: Conventional loans are capped at a maximum loan amount of $453,100 for single-family homes unless the property resides in a High-Cost Area of the United States.
Second Liens Permitted: Another difference between conventional loans and the other programs is the ability to add a second lien to assist with down payment requirements. This also is a good option when buying a higher price house and need to go above the maximum financing amount in a non-High-Cost Areas.
Loan Limits: Loan amounts starting at $548,250 or $822,375 for home loans in high-cost areas of the U.S and loan amounts to $3,000,000 and above
VA Home Loan
A VA home loan is a great benefit to military personnel during and after their service. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country.
No Down Payment: A VA home loan comes with 100% financing. Contact one of our home loan experts for more details.No Mortgage Insurance: Unlike USDA a VA home loan does not have monthly or annually mortgage insurance.
Certificate of Eligibility Required: In an effort to make sure we use your Veteran Benefits properly borrowers must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility . The VA Benefits portal will be able to help you find this information or contact us and we can assist you in getting the info.
FHA Home Loan
Low Down Payment: FHA loans are great for first time home buyers or home buyers that are working with limited down payment. A down of 3.5% is all that is required and can be a gift from a relative.
Flexible Income Requirements: The original goal in 1934 for FHA loans was to make home ownership possible. One way the program does that is by allowing for more flexible income and credit guidelines.
Loan Limits: FHA does have different maximum loan sizes by area. To learn more click on here to see what the Loan Limits are in your city.
USDA Home Loan
No Down Payment: The USDA loan comes with 100% financing. A down payment is not required which can be an obstacle to homeownership.
Low Monthly Mortgage Insurance: The upfront insurance rate on a USDA is generally lower than VA or FHA. It also has one of the lowest annual mortgage insurance fees. Other good news is the upfront fee can be rolled into the loan, eliminating an out of pocket expense at closing.
Only available in certain geographic areas: To get a USDA loan, the property you buy has to be in a USDA designated rural area, but that does not mean it is necessarily farmed land. Over 90% of the U.S. is eligible, which includes small town and suburbs. The USDA Mortgage Eligible Map will show you all the areas where you can use this loan.
Income Limits: The USDA loan was originally designed for low to moderate-income families. The guidelines for USDA define income level as being 115% of the area’s median income. This income amount if very different in different parts of the country and can be very different in certain areas of a state. Please contact one of our home loan experts to learn more.
What types of mortgage options do we offer?
- Fixed Rate and Adjustable Rate
- FHA, VA, and USDA Loans
- Jumbo and Conforming Loans
- Conventional Financing
- Renovation Loans
Special Programs for Non-traditional borrowers also available
What is a pre-qualification letter, and why should I have one?
What is the difference between a pre-qualification letter and a pre-approval letter?
Should I go through the pre-qualification process before I begin searching for a home?
100% YES! This one decision will make the home buyer process go much more smoothly. The pre-qualification process is simple:
- Gather your personal financial information such as bank statements, W-2 forms and paycheck stubs, and meet with your Loan Officer.
- We will pull your credit report and evaluate your financial documents. With this information, you and the loan officer are able to discuss the best home financing options that will help you achieve your financial and homeownership goals.
- Once you are prequalified, we will give you a prequalification letter to inform your real estate professional and the seller of the property that you’re a preferred and serious potential buyer. This will give more weight to any offer you extend on a property as well as allow you to relax and enjoy the process of looking for your new home.
Do I have to pay for the pre-qualification process?
When I apply for a mortgage, what documents will I need?
Is it still possible to qualify for a loan even if I have past credit problems?
How does the annual percentage rate (APR) differ from the interest rate?
Will I get a copy of my credit report and appraisal?
How will I know which loan program is best for me?
- How long will you live in this home? Several years, or just a few?
- Do you anticipate your income or finances to significantlychange over the next few years? Do you anticipate significant changes to your income or finances over the next few years?
- Are you either comfortable or uncomfortable with an adjusting monthly mortgage payment? Have you considered an adjusting monthly mortgage payment?
- Do you plan to be out of mortgage debt by, for example, when your children start college or when you retire?
Based on your answers, your home loan expert can discuss different home loan programs that will suit you financially and help you reach life’s milestones.
What is the difference between a VA and an FHA loan?
An FHA loan, on the other hand, is guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration. FHA is a government agency that works with approved lenders like us.
How do I know what my interest rate will be?
How can I use your mortgage calculators to learn about my loan options?
Should I get a loan with a fixed or adjustable interest rate?
What are “origination points”, “discount points”, and “origination fees” regarding my mortgage?
Typically, origination points are applied and disclosed at the time of locking in an interest rate. On the other hand, discount points can be added at the time of lock or later in the process if you choose to pay to reduce your interest rate.
Origination fees are the fees required to originate the loan. They can include processing fees, underwriting fees, administrative fees, and several others. One of our Loan Officer can give you a complete breakdown of these fees as they vary from state to state.