Securing financing is just one part of a home purchase. Earl Webb Real Estate, Inc. is experienced at assisting new and experienced in all areas of real estate. Contact us if your needs include a real estate pro experienced at the business side of buying and selling.


Are you thinking of financing your new home in Bristol? Earl Webb Real Estate, Inc. can help.

Applying for the loan can be one of the more distressing parts of buying a home. But it doesn't have to be. I've got great connections to many lending companies in the Bristol area, and they've helped me recognize some things that will make the loan application process pretty simple.

1 – Assemble a list of questions about your loan program

Make sure you have a list of questions with you if you find that you don't perfectly grasp the advantages and disadvantages of the different loan programs. I or one of my lenders will be able to assist you with understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each one, because it is a challenge to know the characteristics of both fixed and adjustable rate mortgages.

2 – Decide when you want to lock

Locking in the rate signifies that your lender guarantees the mortgage interest rates for the loan – commonly at the time the loan application is received. By floating the rate, you can lock the rate anytime between the loan application day and at the time of closing. Those who prefer to float think that the interest rates will dip in the near future. Click here to see the outlook for the next 90 days of interest rates.

3 – Decide if you want to pay additional points to lower your interest rate

When you opt to pay additional points to lower the rate of your loan, you'll pay for them in cash at closing. Every point is 1 percent of the loan. If you're unsure if buying points is the best option for you, click here to use our points calculator.

4 – Gather your paperwork

Obtaining a mortgage loan requires lots of paperwork, so you should take some time to get all your documentation together. Click here to see common questions you'll have to answer on a loan app.