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Financing Your New Home

So you can focus on what matters day to day, we've made the mortgage loan process easier. Mungo Homes has partnered with Silverton Mortgage, one of the nation’s fastest growing financial companies. When you use Silverton Mortgage to finance* your home, you may receive up to $3,500 toward your closing costs, making your transition to your new home that much smoother.

Use the mortgage calculator to help you understand how much home you may be able to afford.

  • Estimate your monthly payment based on a specific loan amount.
  • Depending on interest rates, mortgage products and credit scores, you may be able to afford more home than you think!
  • The calculated Monthly Payment amount includes only the principal and interest amounts. Taxes and insurance are not included.

Founded in 1998, Silverton Mortgage has grown from a one-person shop to a top residential mortgage lender. Silverton Mortgage believes that maintaining the entire loan process in-house keeps everyone involved: borrower, realtor and Silverton Mortgage. They credit their years of success to the trust of clients and the hard work of the talented individuals on their team. Learn more about what makes Silverton Mortgage different.

Get Pre-Approved with Silverton Mortgage!

Contact a Mortgage Loan Originator for a free confidential review of your financial situation. Then you can visit one of our model homes with a pre-approval letter and confidence of your ability to purchase a new home.


Things to Remember

After applying for your new home mortgage, keep these things in mind.

  • 1
    Do not increase your debt by making any major purchases such as a car, furniture, or electronics.
  • 2
    Do not move funds between accounts.
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    Save all documentation on any deposits into your accounts.
  • 4
    Keep balances on all revolving accounts as low as possible.
  • 5
    Be sure payments on all current accounts are paid on time!

Financing FAQ

  • Q
    What is the benefit of using Silverton Mortgage to finance your loan?

    Silverton Mortgage has a team of processors and underwriters specifically for Mungo Homes’ buyers, who are available for pre-approval and to answer questions seven days a week. A mortgage loan officer will do a free, confidential review of your financial situation and advise you on the home loan that best suits your needs. There are a wide variety of products (different types of loans) available specifically for Mungo buyers. Silverton is familiar with our sales team and closing coordinators, offers competitive rates. In addition, Mungo Homes does not provide a closing cost contribution if you use other lenders.

  • Q
    What documents do I need to apply for a new home loan?

    Items needed for a loan application may include W-2s and tax returns from the last two years, current pay stubs with year to date earnings, statements for checking, savings, other bank or investment accounts, proof of monthly rental or mortgage payments, and the names of current or past employers. There are also programs available for buyers with non-traditional careers; don’t let the fact that you don’t have access to some of these documents keep you from applying. Two years of employment history is required.

  • Q
    What is a credit score?

    Along with a credit report, lenders will request a credit score (FICO) to help determine whether or not you are eligible for a loan. The score is a credit overview and is weighed by the following:

    35% payment history

    30% amounts owed

    15% length of credit history

    10% new credit

    10% types of credit used

    A median credit score (FICO) ranges from 690 to 740.

  • Q
    Can you explain the mortgage process?

    There are six steps to the mortgage process: Pre-Approval, Submitting Initial Docs, Processing, Underwriting, Pre-Closing, and Closing. Click here to watch a short video walking you through the whole thing.

  • Q
    Is there anything special I should do with my finances prior to closing?

    You’ve found your dream home and are in the process of closing on your loan, but you haven’t crossed the finish line yet! In this blog, Silverton Mortgage breaks down what you should NOT do leading up to your closing day so that there are no roadblocks as you near the end of your homebuying journey.

  • Q
    Can you define basic mortgage terminology?

    Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) – a mortgage whose interest rate changes over time-based on the index.

    Annual Percentage Rate (APR) – the total yearly cost of a mortgage expressed as a percentage. It includes interest and other finance charges such as points, origination fees and mortgage insurance.

    Debt-to-Income Ratio – the ratio used as a factor in determining if you qualify for a mortgage. Compares your total monthly housing expense and other debt (the amount you pay out) with your total monthly gross income (the amount you earn).

    Deed – the legal document conveying title to a property.

    Down Payment – the difference between the sales price of the home and the mortgage amount. Buyer pays with cash and does not finance with a mortgage.

    Earnest Money – a deposit given to the seller to show that a prospective buyer is serious about purchasing the house.

    FHA Loan – a mortgage that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

    Fixed-Rate Mortgage – a mortgage in which the interest rate does not change during the entire term of the loan.

    Homeowner’s Insurance – Insurance that protects your home and possessions from theft and damage.

    Interest – a fee you pay for borrowing money.

    PITI – "Principal-Interest-Taxes-Insurance", the four elements of your monthly mortgage payment.

    Prequalification – the process of pre-determining how much money a prospective buyer might be eligible to borrow. Prequalifying for a loan does not guarantee approval.

    Principal – your loan amount, not including interest; the amount borrowed or remaining unpaid. Also, the part of the monthly payment that reduces the outstanding balance of a mortgage.

    Purchase/Sales Agreement – a contract between the buyer and seller that defines the terms and conditions of the home purchase.

    Title – written evidence that proves you are the owner of your property.

    Underwriting – the analysis of your overall credit and property value and the determination of a mortgage rate and term.

*The calculator information here is provided as a general guide to help you determine if a property may be viable for you. This does not constitute a 'Loan or Good Faith Estimate' for payments and closing costs. Everyone's situation is different and it's best to be pre-approved for a range of potential prices, payments or loan programs.

All borrowers must meet certain underwriting guidelines and credit criteria. All information is believed accurate and is subject to change without notice.

Closing Cost Contribution only available for borrowers funding through Silverton Mortgage and purchasing a new home from Mungo Homes. Contribution will be limited to the amount of actual closing costs. Contribution may not be available with all loan programs.

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., dba Silverton Mortgage | 1201 Peachtree St NE Ste 2050, Atlanta, GA 30361, 855-815-0291, NMLS #1561,, AZ Lic. #BK-0902616, Loans made or arranged pursuant to a CA Finance Lenders Law license, GA Residential Mortgage (Lic.#6911), MT Lic. #1561, Licensed by the NJ Dept. of Banking and Insurance, Licensed by PA Dept. of Banking, RI Licensed Lender.