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Everyday Mortgage is meant to help you get real-life, homebuying advice that’s useful. That’s what we’re here for. The people answering these questions are real loan officers, in your hometowns, ready to serve you and get you into the home of your dreams. Click on their names to get in touch with them directly, or find a Movement Mortgage loan officer near you.

Q: What can I do to help my home loan close faster?

“Communicate! Ask questions as you think of them, gather documents for your loan officer as soon as it’s requested and keep every party informed of changes in your life. We can only be as fast as you let us be.”–Adrian Hall, Loan Officer, Knoxville TN

“Your number one role as a homebuyer is to turn in all the paperwork your lender is asking for. I tell my buyers it boils down to this golden rule over the next few days and weeks: You get us the documents, so we can get you the money.” –Greg Ocken, Loan Officer, Federal Way, WA

“Get pre-approved first! A pre-approval eliminates the guesswork and you will have the confidence of negotiating as an approved buyer.  Pre-approvals are completed at no cost to you.”–Carla Bolling, Senior Loan Officer, Tampa, FL

“We here at Movement thrive on expediting your loan. Our loan officers have access to, and use, a number of systems that allow you to get your loan approved and closed in a minimum amount of time. By law we cannot close a loan any sooner than eight working days. But with our system in place, 75 percent of our loans are cleared to close in seven working days.* However, you should be aware we are somewhat dependent on things like title companies or appraisers which can affect our ability to close earlier.”–Robin Shoop, Loan Officer, Hampton Roads, VA

*While it is Movement Mortgage’s goal to provide underwriting results within six hours of receiving an application, process loans in seven days, and close in one day, extenuating circumstances may cause delays outside of this window.

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About the Author:

Jennifer Bates

Jennifer is a Communications Coordinator at Movement Mortgage. She lives in Charlotte with her two dogs, Griffey and Maddux.