Frequently Asked Questions
At First Coast Mortgage, we are committed to making the process simple. You are the hero of your story. We are here to guide you home. We keep the stress down by explaining your options before you begin your search for the perfect home. The path to home ownership does not need to be confusing and our job is to make sure you spend more time packing and less time worrying.
The motto is “Know Before You Owe”. All lenders are required by law to disclose certain information in a timely manner. Your signature simply indicates that you have acknowledged receipt of this information and does not obligate you in any way. You can still make changes to your loan program after receiving these initial disclosures.
Once you have received the closing disclosure 3 business days before closing which has the final amount you need to send to closing, you can reach out directly to the closing attorney. They will send you their wire instructions in a secure format so you can transfer your funds for closing, PLEASE do not take these wire instructions from anyone other than the closing attorney’s office.
The Loan Estimate (LE) replaces the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and the initial Truth-In-Lending document (TIL). The LE provides borrowers with the details on loan terms and estimates of loan and closing costs and prepaid taxes/insurance. This will make it easy to understand all the costs involved. The Loan Estimate will be provided to all borrowers within 3 business days, after they have submitted their loan applications.
Once you have identified a property and know the closing date, you can decide to lock in your rate. This means that a commitment has been made between First Coast Mortgage and the investor who will fund the loan regarding the interest rate for your mortgage. Your mortgage banker will review all of your options as it relates to different loan programs and current market conditions so that you can make the best decision.