Once you've been pre-approved and find the home that suits your needs, the process takes around 45 days - being realistic - and if you provide all the paperwork required by your lender quickly.
There are some fantastic homes on the market right now - it's a great time to be a buyer. In many cases, you can take possession at the time of closing.
I'm a Realtor, licensed in IL & IN and I live in Beecher. I'd be happy to help you.