Overall, the average time to close a mortgage (the time from when the lender receives your application to the time the loan is disbursed) is 52 days, according to Ellie Mae. Conventional loans had the shortest delivery times, at 51 days, followed by FHA loans with 55 days and VA loans with 57 days. If you buy cash, you could close a house in a few days. It will take longer to close a mortgage loan, usually 30 days for conventional loans.
For example, in a normal market, many lenders have an average of only 30 days. Larger banks and credit unions, on the other hand, tend to take longer than the average mortgage lender. In general, it should take about 30 days from the acceptance of the offer to the closing date of the loan. As a reminder, this is just a general schedule; the process may be faster or slower.
There may be circumstances that change your schedule. Be sure to discuss any concerns you have with your mortgage advisor throughout the process. We know that you have to schedule moves, pack your earthly belongings, and juggle other tasks to facilitate your transaction. For those reasons, we'll do everything we can to ensure that your loan is closed on time.
The length of a closure depends on the type of financing the buyer uses to buy the home. In general, closing takes longer if the buyer obtains a mortgage than if it is a cash transaction. This is because there are a lot of parties involved in the loan process. A lender will want to take a close look at the buyer's financial situation to approve their mortgage in full.
You'll also want to evaluate the house, do a title search, and more, all of which take time.