Serving Michigan Home Buyers

for Decades - Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties


Daniel Litvin, PresidentNMLS #134188

The Loan Process

Once your loan application has been received we will start the loan approval process immediately.

Although lenders conform to standards set by government agencies, loan approval guidelines vary depending on the terms of each loan. In general, approval is based on two factors: your ability and willingness to repay the loan and the value of the property.

Your loan processor will verify all of the information you have given. If any discrepancies are found, either the processor or your loan officer will troubleshoot to straighten them out.

This information includes:

Income/Employment Check

  • Is your income sufficient to cover monthly payments?
  • Industry guidelines are used to evaluate your income and your debts.

Credit Check

  • What is your ability to repay debts when due?.
  • Your credit report is reviewed to determine the type and terms of previous loans.
  • Any lapses or delays in payment are considered and must be explained.

Asset Evaluation

  • Do you have the funds necessary to make the down payment and pay closing costs?

Property Appraisal

  • Is there sufficient value in the property?
  • The property is appraised to determine market value.
  • Location and zoning play a part in the evaluation.

Other Documentation

  • In some cases, additional documentation might be required before making a final determination regarding your loan approval.

Improve the likelihood of getting your loan approved:

  • Fill out your loan application completely.
  • Respond promptly to any requests for additional documentation, especially if your rate is locked or if your loan is to close by a certain date.
  • Do not move money into or from your bank accounts without a paper trail.
  • If you are receiving money from friends, family or other relatives, please prepare a gift letter and contact us.
  • Do not make any major purchases until your loan is closed. Purchases cause your debts to increase and might have an adverse affect on your current application.
  • Do not go out of town around your loan’s closing date. If you plan to be out of town, sign a Power of Attorney to authorize another individual to sign on your behalf when your loan is expected to fund.

To find the loan option that fits you best, contact us to get pre approved. It only takes about 10 minutes, can be done over the phone, and all the information we will need to know you will probably know right off the top of your head.

248-608-RATE (7283) to get your Mortgage rate today!

What Our Clients Say

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Stephen J Francis
Stephen J Francis
20:05 02 Jun 20
Refinanced with Advantage Lending (Dan). Outstanding service and great communication - - Dan answered all my questions... promptly and thoroughly. The process was smooth from my first contact through my closing - - just what you want. Highly more
Eric Maniaci
Eric Maniaci
18:17 11 May 20
I’ve worked with Dan in the past as a fellow loan officer and recently became a client via a refinance transaction.... When I used to work with Dan I always knew him to be very detail oriented, maintain great communication with his clients throughout their transaction and work diligently to get the job done accurately and on time. Fast forward several years later and nothing’s changed. Choosing to work with any other lender or broker will be a mistake. If you want the best combination of service & value then do yourself a favor and just let Dan handle all of your mortgage needs. He’ll make the process easy, give you a very competitive rate and you’ll have the added piece of mind of knowing that your loan is being handled not just by an expert, but also by the owner of the company. What more could you ask for?!read more
JMB 123
JMB 123
02:04 08 May 20
Did a refinance through Dan. Great communication as well and quick to close. He took the time to explain all the... different options for us based on our plan for our home. Will definitely use his services again. Highly recommend!!read more
eric simms
eric simms
12:10 05 May 20
What can we say, Advantage Lending Corp is the best! Always professional, attentive, first class and friendly. Dan... and his team always quickly answer questions and communicate often which is appreciated. Our refinance was a smooth transaction even during the Covid-19 pandemic. Outstanding! Thanks again Advantage Lending team!read more
Michael Clark
Michael Clark
08:52 14 Apr 20
The recent changes in mortgage rates prompted me to contact Dan at Advantage Lending Corp as I originally financed my... new through him. I was very glad I did! He and his staff did an outstanding job of putting a package together that lowered my monthly payment and also produced a refund from the previous mortgage! He and his staff are simply the best! I highly recommend him for all your home financing needs! Thank you Dan!read more
Michael Dvorák
Michael Dvorák
04:17 28 Feb 20
Incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Made obtaining the correct mortgage for my situation stress... free. I would highly recommend if you want to feel comfortable making major financial decisions. Refinance update: When the rates dropped, Dan was able to lay out a simple plan to save me money. I felt safe the entire process because I was plainly given all the information needed to make decisions. If you want to feel safe asking any questions and get honest feedback then I cannot recommend better. Thanks again for another stress free more
barabolla1 .
barabolla1 .
18:50 26 Feb 20
This is my second time working with Dan and his team, and I couldn’t be happier! They are Friendly, professional and... quick to answer any questions you may have. They really put you at ease and step you through the mortgage process and make sure you understand what is happening every step of the way! I will continue to do my business through them and always recommend them to everyone I talk too!read more
chris kivlen
chris kivlen
23:02 28 Jan 20
We were extremely thrilled with our refinance experience that Dan provided. He went above and beyond to explain each... step of the process to both my significant other and I separately. There were a couple times we had a question and he responded immediately with an answer that was very easy to digest in an area where I had little existing knowledge of finance terms, etc. We were completing our refinance around the holidays and Dan called us from the office on Christmas Eve with the final numbers offering to answer any additional questions. He truly goes out of his way for each and every client regardless of the day. About a month after the refinance process was complete, we reviewed the checks we received and the numbers weren’t adding up. We called Dan to ask some follow-up questions and within minutes of taking a quick review of our file, he identified the exact amount on an additional check we would receiving and told us who to expect it from. We are so grateful to have found a broker so detail-oriented, hardworking, and compassionate about what he does. We recommend him to all family and friends that are in need of a broker and let them know that Dan will make what may appear to be a difficult/confusing process at first glance, very easy to understand. Thanks Dan!read more
Anthony Steffens
Anthony Steffens
15:10 21 Jan 20
We have worked with Dan and his team several times! He is super knowledgable and will take the personal time to... explain the entire process. He has and will find the best rates for sure! I have several friends and family members that have used him as well...with the same feedback. If you want someone you can relax and TRUST...go with Advantage Lending Corp! Dan and his team are there to protect you, and to make purchasing a home/mortgage an easy process. Thanks again Dan, we love the new home!!!read more
Lisa Fritts
Lisa Fritts
14:25 10 Jan 20
Dan is extremely knowledgeable!!! We are self-employed and income can be hard for the inexperienced loan officer to... figure out. Dan had no problem calculating the income. He was very professional and kept us informed on each step of the mortgage process. His processor, Melody, was extremely helpful and insightful as well. I highly recommend Dan as your mortgage more
Brian Vettraino
Brian Vettraino
11:18 27 Dec 19
I have used Advantage Lending Corp twice now and always give them out as a referral to others seeking a mortgage. Dan... and Melony are great to deal with and have a vast amount of knowledge. They go above and beyond to make sure you're at ease in making life changing decisions. Their communication thru the entire process makes you feel as if you're the most important client they have and you're treated as a friend, not just a customer more
Shawn Greenleaf
Shawn Greenleaf
17:50 10 Dec 19
Dan and his team are top notch! They are the most honest and truthful team I have ever worked with. I have had many... mortgages through them and referred them to others and had the best prices and percentages around. In fact nobody came close. Thank you for all your hard work and always being a phone call more
16:37 10 Dec 19
Dan and Melony were the most helpful and responsive mortgage brokers that my wife and I have ever worked within this is... our seventh mortgage. They were able to have our mortgage ready to close within 20 days. No other brokers could get this done. Hard working and thorough by far the best in the more
Amy Bruce
Amy Bruce
14:16 19 Nov 19
If you are looking to buy a home for the first time, second time, refinance, or buy a second home, you need to contact... Dan! We have been working with him for many years now. We highly recommend him to everyone that is looking for a "mortgage guy". Several family members have also worked with him and were highly satisfied based on our recommendation. He is flexible and is able to work with your busy schedule. Dan takes care of every detail so that the process is easy and smooth. He is kind and knowledgeable. When we had an issue arise with our most recent transaction, Dan worked hard and solved the problem right away. Thank you, Dan!read more
Emily Hendrix
Emily Hendrix
11:36 30 Oct 19
Dan was awesome! This was my first home buyers experience, and I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking to... buy a home! He was always willing to explain any questions I had, and would call just to check up and see how the process was going. Dan was very informative and took the time to make sure I knew what steps to take as a first time home buyer. Dan was available if I had questions on the weekend and got my mortgage approved within a week. I appreciate all the time and work he put in to help be buy my first home!read more
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