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Before you refinance your home, it's important to know how refinancing works, what questions to ask, research what options are available, and determine whether or not refinancing will benefit you. At loanDepot, we strive to keep you informed every step of the way.
To help you better understand the refinancing process, we've listed some of the major milestones in the transaction below.
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If you decide you'd like to move forward with the refinance, your licensed lending officer will confirm your loan program, rate, and payment and will answer any questions you may have. At this point, you can lock in your interest rate to protect you against any fluctuations in the market. Once your rate is locked, you will receive a lock agreement confirming the terms of your loan and your lending officer will collect a lock deposit fee to finalize the lock. The lock deposit will be credited towards your closing fees at the end of the transaction.
After we receive the signed lock agreement and lock deposit, your lending officer will provide you a list of items to fax or e-mail so that we can verify all your information to get your loan approved and closed quickly. We will then contact you to schedule the appraisal inspection. It is important to schedule the appraisal appointment as quickly as possible to prevent any delays in your closing.
After we receive all your documents, your assigned Account Manager will contact you to go over the next steps, which includes opening escrow, ordering the preliminary title report, and coordinating with all the necessary parties to ensure your loan progresses smoothly and quickly. Once we have everything we need, your loan file will be submitted to the underwriter for review and formal approval.
Upon approval, we will contact you to schedule a loan document signing appointment. This appointment will generally take 30 minutes to an hour and can be done at the convenience of your home or at an approved settlement location. After we receive the signed loan documents, we will close your loan approximately 3 days later. Then your monthly savings will begin or you'll receive the cash for your home improvement project or to consolidate your debt!
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