In this Wednesday series, Kate Tellers writes about buying her first house. Over text. (Find older posts here.)
Getting a mortgage often feels like a Sisyphean task. We submitted the financial information for pre-approval, an updated version for approval, and then a slightly more specific and updated version to go to our underwriter. By the third round of chasing banks and canceled rent checks, on a routine call to simply get the terms and conditions of an account, I could push the boulder no longer.
It was the crack in his voice that let me know that he was crying. I wish it hadn’t come to that. Still, the document that was supposed to take “7-10 business days” arrived in my inbox thirty-four minutes after we hung up.