What Is the Mortgage Underwriting Process?

Mortgage underwriting document with a blue pen and eyeglasses on the side

Underwriting is a process lenders used to assess risk before agreeing to approve a loan. The underwriting process verifies that the borrower’s property and the documentation all meet the lender’s requirements for the requested mortgage. A lender’s underwriter will typically verify the borrower’s income and check their credit score with the major credit bureaus.

The underwriter may request additional information on any items that stand out during this review. An appraisal is typically ordered to determine the true value and condition of the collateral property.

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The history of the property’s past ownership is also researched to ensure that there are no unpaid liens and to verify the current owner of the property always responds, promptly, and honestly to any requests from your lender’s underwriter. Since the underwriter makes the final decision on whether to approve or decline alone.

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