Are you wondering if it's safe to apply for a mortgage online?
Many Real Estate Companies use the same online security features that banks and other financial instituions use for online transactions. You'll know if the page you are currently on is secure if you see the lock icon at the bottom of your internet browser. Normally, this will only appear on the pre-approval/application page.
However, often times a secure page is not needed for an online application because your social security number is not being asked for. Instead, the company is only needing your contact information and property information. So, if the online application is asking for your social security number, be sure you see the lock icon before you give it out.