Home Loan Application Process

How do you get from searching for a loan to buying your home? At Smartline, we do everything to help make your loan approval and settlement process smooth and simple.

6 steps to owning your home

  • Meet to discuss your loan options

    Your Smartline Adviser will sit down and help you work out how much you can borrow, select the right loan, explain all the details and work out your repayments. If it all sounds great, you can complete the loan form together.
  • We apply for your loan

    Your broker then professionally packages your loan application with supporting evidence and lodges it with the lender you chose. The lender will assess your application, perform credit checks and let us know if they need anything else.
  • Your loan is approved

    Once the lender is happy with everything, they'll let your adviser know that your loan has been approved. This is time to organise building insurance, which you'll need for settlement.
  • Receive a loan offer

    Your lender will send you a loan offer for you to sign and return. This is your loan contract and outlines the terms and conditions, including the interest rate, loan term and possible fees. If you have any questions, your broker can help.
  • Receive your mortgage documents

    Your lender will then send you (or your conveyancer) mortgage documents to be signed and returned. These include standard terms and conditions as well as the legal document giving the lender security over the property.
  • Settle on your home

    Your lender will liaise with your conveyancer to arrange settlement. The home loan will be ‘drawn down’ and the property will transfer into your ownership. Time to pop the champagne!

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