Mortgage
October 20, 2020

How to Buy a Home Without Leaving Your Couch

The process for buying a home has changed significantly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A change from the traditional method of buying homes, the process now involves a lot less face-to-face interaction and can be done online at home. Not to mention, if you work with Homestead, you get personalized support and attention from our dedicated Loan Originators who will be happy to walk you through the mortgage process. So, what should you expect when buying a house? We’ve outlined some important steps below, so you will be ready to navigate the home purchase process right from your couch.

Take Virtual Tours

Social distancing has become a familiar guideline after several months of quarantining. So, when it comes to buying your next house, plan to take part in a lot of videoconferencing and virtual touring. You can expect to have access to different online tools like house videos, 3D home tours, livestream open houses, and interactive floor plans. This makes touring homes from the comfort of your couch easy and insightful.

Complete a Digital Application Process

Many mortgage lenders are offering a digital application process. At Homestead, you can apply online with our handy mobile app. Securely scanning and uploading documents, calculating payments, messaging your Loan Originator, and tracking your progress is simple and can be done from the palm of your hand.

Meet Virtually with Your Loan Originator

Digital meeting and screenshare software make meeting with your Loan Originator easier than ever, so take advantage of the opportunity to meet virtually with your Loan Originator. Not only will they be able to answer your questions, but you’ll be able to utilize screensharing capabilities to review payment scenarios and product options.

Get Direct Access to Support

With our mobile app, you can directly contact your Loan Originator with any questions which means you don’t have to step foot outside your home to receive service and support.

With more and more digitally focused mortgage programs, lenders are making it easier to buy a house without leaving your living room. At Homestead, we have invested in advanced technology to make the process of getting a mortgage as simple as possible, so you can buy your dream house from your couch. Contact us today to find out how to get started.