PrintIn an era of bloated closing times, some lenders are looking to quicken the pace it takes to get a buyer to the settlement table. Some lenders are retooling operations and aiming to close a loan within 21 days.

For example, national retail lender CrossCountry Mortgage Inc. in Brecksville, Ohio, is committing its staff to aim to close a purchase loan from application to funding within 21 days.

“When you look at contracts, they are typically written for 30 days,” says Chief Operating Officer Jodi Hall. “Many of them have gone out to 45 and 60 day contracts because of the long turn times that have occurred within the industry. If you can deliver well ahead of a 30 day contract it’s very attractive to our REALTOR® partners and customers. That is the best practice.”

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