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Understanding The Clear to Close

Clear To Close is the end of the road for Home Loans, but HMS Can help you get there fast!

Written by D.S. Morgan
March 2, 2024

The home-buying journey is filled with new terms that can be challenging for first-time buyers and even seasoned homeowners. One such term is 'Clear to Close' (CTC), which is a significant milestone in the mortgage process. With Home Mortgage Specialists, Inc. by your side, navigating these terms becomes effortless.

'Clear to Close' is a term that sends waves of relief through homebuyers and mortgage brokers alike. But what does it truly mean?

CTC indicates that all conditions for closing a loan have been met. It means that the mortgage lender has given the final approval for your mortgage application, and all necessary documentation has been prepared and verified. In simple terms, it signals the final stretch of the home buying process where your dream home is almost within your reach.

To reach the 'Clear to Close' stage, several important steps have to be completed. The journey begins with you, the borrower, submitting information to us, the mortgage broker. We review this information and, if everything is in order, issue a pre-approval. This pre-approval is an initial green light that tells you your purchase power and certifies your ability to buy a home.

After you've selected your dream home and signed the purchase agreement, we submit your loan to one of our lenders. Your lender begins the underwriting process for the loan. This might include a home appraisal to ensure the home's worth matches the loan amount, a title search to verify ownership, and a detailed financial review to ensure your financial health remains sound.

Once the underwriting process is complete and everything checks out, your loan is deemed 'Clear to Close.' This means you're on the cusp of homeownership. But it's not the final step. The actual closing, where the property title is transferred, is the final goal.

Understanding and navigating these steps can be complex, which is why partnering with experienced mortgage brokers like Home Mortgage Specialists, Inc. can be invaluable. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free home buying journey. With Home Mortgage Specialists, Inc., you can be confident that you're not just a loan number but a valued client.

Embarking on your home buying journey? Remember, 'Clear to Close' is the beacon guiding you to the finish line, and Home Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is the trusted partner to get you there. Contact us today to start your journey to homeownership.

The Author
Drew (D.S. Morgan) is a writer, web designer and valued team member at Home Mortgage Specialists, Inc.

The articles written at Home Mortgage Specialists, Inc. are carefully researched but they do not constitute a mortgage offer or mortgage advice. As always, if you need a mortgage be sure to consult a Licensed Professional (luckily we have those here).

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