Planet Home Lending

FHA/DE/VA/LAPP/SAR Mortgage Underwriter

US-CA-Santa Ana
2 months ago
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The Underwriter is responsible for analyzing each loan application package to determine the borrower’s ability and willingness to repay the debt and the value of the property taken as collateral. Based on this determination, the underwriter will either approve or deny the loan package as  appropriate.  The Underwriter ensures all applicable Federal, State and Investor requirements have been adhered to.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reviews and underwrites loan files accurately and timely, ensuring compliance with
    Company guidelines. Verifies documentation is complete and works with operations staff to collect additional information as necessary.
  • Adds conditions to file if necessary in order to complete the underwriting process.  
  • Analyzes credit documents, including but not limited to, mortgage applications, credit history and income documents, title documents, appraisals and all applicable compliance documents.
  • Approves or declines loans within limits of assigned authority. Communicates decision to appropriate individuals within the Company upholding fair lending practices.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience as a mortgage underwriter
  • Thorough understanding of credit and an ability to review complex financial documents
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to think outside of the box
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality customer service
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to make sound judgments in a fast-paced environment
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrates strong time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Works well with others
  • Proficient in all compliance-related regulations including RESPA
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong PC skills (MS Office products) and experience with mortgage origination systems



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