Every homeowner with a home loan needs a mortgage note. Learn what goes into one and how to speed up the process.
A mortgage note usually includes:
Mortgage notes are often grouped in categories by types of property, such as residential, commercial, institutional, or private. They can also be classified by performance or payment history on the part of the borrower. Regardless of the type, every homeowner and property owner with a mortgage needs a record of how their mortgage loan is structured. This is necessary in case of dire events, such as foreclosure or if the borrower defaults, and because mortgage notes are also financial products.
Occasionally banks, real estate investors, and other note buyers will buy and sell mortgages. Mortgage notes provide a record of the stipulations and terms of the initial agreement and help prevent confusion when a new party takes on the debt. When a mortgage is sold, a borrower should receive an updated mortgage note reflecting the new state of affairs and ownership.
Because they are legally binding, mortgage notes require signatures from borrowers acknowledging that they understand and agree to all the terms within them. E-signatures speed up the process for both borrowers and lenders. They are legal in all U.S. states and territories and in most other countries.
Founded in 1853, the Skipton Building Society has connected thousands of first-time buyers with homes. By integrating e-signatures into their approval process, the U.K. company reduced the time to save a new deal by 97 percent, connecting lenders to deals more quickly, all while cutting down on paperwork errors and providing an audit trail that satisfies local legal regulations.
When Sony Bank was first established in 2001, the Tokyo-based institution often finalized contracts and loans in weeks. After digitizing their workflow and introducing e-signatures into their loan-processing system, contracts and documents that once took weeks could be processed in as little as an hour, benefiting borrowers and lenders alike.
A mortgage is one of the most important documents in a home buyer’s life. Buying a single-family home is the largest financial transaction that most people will perform in their lives, and it’s essential that the information about that transaction be clear, easy for the borrower to access, and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations. Adobe Acrobat Pro with e-sign makes it easy to sign mortgage notes and other relevant documents. E-sign everything from prepayments to promissory notes safely and quickly with technology that cuts down on paperwork and gets the job done faster.