Mortgage Lending Process


What happens now? What comes next? What do we need to be doing? We know you have questions, and we are here to help. Let us walk you through the mortgage process and what you can expect each step of the way.

The Lending Process

The mortgage lending process should not be difficult. Be assured that once you decide which mortgage is right for you, your loan officer will walk you step-by-step through the process and the necessary paperwork.

Step 1: Pre-Qualify

Know where you stand financially before you begin to look for property. Talk to a BancorpSouth Mortgage lender to begin the process of securing loan approval. Know your credit score, complete a loan application and submit your financial documentation to get an accurate assessment of the amount for which you qualify. This will save you time and provide peace of mind.

Step 2: Submit Documentation

For documentation needed that is relevant to your buyer profile and specific loan, ask your mortgage loan officer. The timely receipt of your documents ensures an on-time closing.

Step 3: Review and Sign Loan Application and Receive Disclosure Package

These documents provide the details of your loan and related disclosures and can be delivered to you via email or in person.

Step 4: Order Appraisal 

As the buyer, this will be an upfront cost to you. A credit could be given in an equal amount toward your bottom line cash-to-close. You are entitled to a copy of your appraisal.

Step 5: Order Commitment of Title 

Your loan officer will contact the Title Agency noted in your purchase contract to obtain your Commitment of Title.

Step 6: Secure Homeowner's Insurance

You will supply your loan officer with your insurance agent’s name and contact information, which is a requirement prior to submission to underwriting.

Step 7: Submit File to Underwriting for Review

Take comfort in knowing the review process is something we take pride in at BancorpSouth Mortgage. Because we are local lenders and complete our loans entirely in-house, we strive to meet all close dates with the cooperation of all parties. Your loan officer will take care of this step for you.

Step 8: Review and Comply with All Existing Underwriting Conditions

Upon initial review, the underwriter may request additional documentation such as bank statements, pay stubs and more to satisfy additional lender requirements, which may be needed to complete the file and make it ready for final loan approval.

Step 9: Receive Approval/Send Closing Package to the Closing Attorney

Our internal closing department will email the closing documents to your attorney, who will draft the final Closing Disclosure. Your loan officer will contact you with final closing costs and any additional information needed for closing.

Step 10: Review of the Settlement Statement - Delivery of Closing Disclosure 3 days prior to closing

Upon approval, your loan officer will move forward to closing.

Step 11: Close Successfully

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