- What is a mortgage request?
- Can I submit more than one loan request?
- Why don't you ask for my name, address, or Social Security number?
- How accurate do I need to be on this form?
- Why is everyone labeled a lender?
- How important is my credit rating?
- Why is proof of income important?
- How are my income, assets, and debts used?
- What loan programs should I choose?
- What happens when I click "SUBMIT"?
- Why am I not getting any quotes?
On Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, it's when borrowers anonymously supply information about the type of mortgage loan they want, the property involved, their financial situation, and credit ratings to lenders in order to get quotes for a loan. Borrowers are responsible for being as accurate as possible since mortgage quotes they get are based on the information they provide.
Yes — you can submit multiple loan requests. Or, if your circumstances change (i.e., you need a home equity loan instead of refinancing), you can make changes to your existing loan request. Just go to your loan request by clicking the "Quote list" link in the header. Make your changes to the existing loan request, then click "Get quotes".
We do not require this information when you submit a loan request in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. You remain anonymous to lenders while you compare quotes and lenders. However, once you choose a lender and begin closing a loan, this information will be required by the lender.
As accurate as possible. Lenders will send you quotes through Zillow, based on the information you provide. Before a quote is finalized, lenders will check your information and, with your permission, pull information on your credit history. If the information is not accurate, your rate may be adjusted.
On Zillow, we use the word "lender" throughout the site as someone who has the authority to submit loan quotes. They can be a mortgage broker, loan officer, loan originator or a mortgage banker.
Your credit rating, or credit score, is perhaps the most critical piece of information during the loan request process. The higher the score, the better your credit rating. It shows how well you have paid off your debts in the past and is a good indicator of what kind of risk you might present to a lender in paying off your loan in a timely manner in the future.
Your ability to provide proof of income directly affects the interest rate you can get. In general, the more verifiable your income, the better your rate and terms. If you are self-employed, providing proof of income can be more difficult.
Your gross monthly income (earned income) and monthly debts are used by a lender to determine how much you can afford to spend each month on a mortgage payment. Your assets are used to determine how much of a monthly payment you can afford, and therefore, the amount of your loan.
There is no easy answer to this question because it depends on your circumstances. The right loan program for you depends on your financial picture, how you expect your finances to change, how long you intend to stay in your home, and how comfortable you are with a changing monthly payment. Fixed-rate loans offer a fixed monthly payment, which removes any uncertainty but may have a higher rate. Adjustable-rate loans may offer better rates, but the monthly payment will eventually change.
Your loan request will be submitted to a marketplace of confirmed lenders and they will respond to your request with customized quotes. You will begin seeing real loan quotes in near real-time next to your loan request for your review.
There are a couple of reasons: You might need to wait a few more days. All loan quotes provided through our site are not "insta-quotes" generated by a computer; they are created and submitted by confirmed lenders and customized to meet your needs. If you do not see quotes within a few days, there may be something risky in your loan request that is keeping lenders from responding such as a high loan-to-value ratio, unhealthy debt-to-income ratio, low credit score, or too much monthly debt. Learn how to fix your credit score.