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How Long Does It Really Take to Get a Home Loan with a Mortgage Broker Near You?



A woman seat and thinking how long does she really take to get a home loan

Fast home loan approval possible! Many lenders are speeding up processing. To find the best rates and navigate the process smoothly, consider talking to a mortgage broker near you.


Finding a home to buy can take time, and when the perfect place pops up, it can feel like a race to sign the contract. But don't let pressure cloud your judgment! Securing a home loan is crucial, and timing is key.

 

The good news is, average turnaround times for home loans have hit record speeds at some of the larger banks. Even smaller lenders have seen processing periods decrease. This means you can act quickly when the right home appears, according to the latest Broker Pulse survey.

 

To find a lender who can keep up with your fast pace, consider searching for a "mortgage broker near me." These professionals can compare rates and terms from multiple lenders, ensuring you get the best deal and can close quickly.


But don’t let that lull you into a sense of complacency.


It’s important to have your loan ready to go by settlement – usually six weeks after you’ve signed and exchanged contracts (however this period of time can potentially be negotiated with the seller).


Otherwise, if you don’t have finance sorted by settlement date, the seller may be able to charge interest and penalty fees.


So, there can be a lot riding on getting your home loan approved in a timely fashion.


The general rule for loan approval times


How soon your home loan can be arranged often varies between lenders.


Some lenders boldly claim that it can take as little as an hour.


But that’s not usually the case.


To try and play it safe, allow about four to six weeks from the time you submit an application to having the funds available.


But of course, if you require funds sooner than that, then it could be a matter of us helping you line up a lender with quicker turnaround times (and then having us hassle them a bit for good measure).


What’s usually more important, however, is that you focus on the home loan that matches your needs, rather than racing in for a mortgage that can be arranged in record time.


5 ways to help speed up the home loan process


Fortunately, borrowers can do plenty to try and speed up the loan process.


Here are five steps you can take to help keep application and approval times tight:


1. Talk to us first


We can explain your borrowing power, let you know how big a deposit you may need, and check if your finances are in the shape it takes to get the green light from lenders. We also have access to resources that estimate how long approval times currently are with potential lenders.


2. Get your paperwork together


Gather all the documents a lender is likely to ask for, including copies of payslips, birth certificates and other ID, plus bank account statements for the past 3-6 months. If you’re unsure, this is a step we can help you with!


3. Try and hold off on any major changes


Big life changes, such as starting a new job or business just before you apply for a loan, can leave lenders asking questions. Try to maintain your budget – your usual spending/saving patterns – and your current job, to avoid a ‘please explain’ from lenders, which could delay loan approval.


4. Double-check you’ve completed the application accurately


Any mistakes on your application form can see the paperwork returned to you for corrections, putting the brakes on the whole process. Once again, we can help minimise any potential discrepancies in your application.


5. Ask us about loan pre-approval


Waiting until you’ve paid a deposit to apply for a mortgage can be a high-stakes, high-stress strategy. Loan pre-approval is a way to help you speed up the loan application process while also potentially boosting your bargaining power with vendors.


Call us today for more tips on getting your loan across the line – we’d love to help you move into your new home sooner.







Disclaimer: The content of this article is general in nature and is presented for informative purposes. It is not intended to constitute tax or financial advice, whether general or personal nor is it intended to imply any recommendation or opinion about a financial product. It does not take into consideration your personal situation and may not be relevant to circumstances. Before taking any action, consider your own particular circumstances and seek professional advice. This content is protected by copyright laws and various other intellectual property laws. It is not to be modified, reproduced or republished without prior written consent.

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