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What Does an Underwriter Do?

By Brian Pritchard
June 22, 2016 Category: Underwriting, Flood Insurance, Closing Process

Demystifying the Process of Mortgage Underwriting After theglobal financial crisisof 2008 that led to the Great Recession, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put new rules in place to protect buyers and ensure they werent be sold loans they couldnt afford. After your initial loan pre-approval, it is the job of a loan underwriter to make sure the information on your loan application is accurate so that your loan can move forward to final approval and you can make your purchase. While this process may seem daunting and fraught with paperwork, the good news is that these verifications exist to protect you from being trapped under an unaffordable loan. Steps underwriters take between pre-approval and closing may include: Employment and salary verification Property appraisal Title search Securing title insurance Flood certification or requesting purchase of flood insurance Land survey A professional underwriter can help make this process as easy and painless as possible.