State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Bloomington, IL)

A computer-implemented system and method for approving a dynamic mortgage application. This method determines if the applicant has been accepted for credit and then determines the amount. It is based upon information about the customer that was retrieved from a storage space. The method also involves finding out if a particular property is mortgage-ready. It also includes the calculation of the appraisal value of the property based on the information that was retrieved from the storage location. This method also includes comparing the amount that the buyer has been approved for a mortgage loan with the appraised value of the real property. The customer’s mortgage application is then approved if the appraised value exceeds or is in line with the approved amount.

It could take as long as 30 days for traditional mortgage loans to meet all conditions. Certain items, like an application for a mortgage, are required for closing the property. Each item may require the use of a certain amount of time. For example, a home buyer’s mortgage application has to be approved. This could require the home buyer to provide various documents to a banker for review. Additionally an appraisal of the property might be required. This may typically involve an inspector who physically reviews and evaluating the condition of the property’s real estate value and then writing a report. Further, proof of a title search proving ownership of the property, for instance, might be required, along with evidence of homeowner’s insurance and mortgage insurance.

In the business All of the elements of the process may require an amount of time and will take at least 30 to 45 days for the property in question to be sold. The delay could cause disappointment and even inconvenience for those involved.

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