Should I Get Pre-Approved Before I Look for a Home?
Yes, absolutely! This will let you know how much home you can afford. It makes shopping for a home a lot easier. You don’t want to fall in love with a home only to find out that the bank will not qualify you for that purchase amount. As soon as you think you might be interested in buying a home get pre-qualified!
Getting pre-approved requires that a lender verify your financial information and serves as their commitment to lend you a specific amount of money.
It will give you a number of advantages:
- When you do find a property, seller’s will take you more seriously given that you have a lender that has committed to backing your offer.
- It gives the assurance that you’re looking at homes you can confidently afford to finance. Your efforts will be focused on properties that match your financing abilities.
- You’ll have an edge over other buyers who aren’t pre-approved. In situations where there are multiple offers on a property, this can be the difference between having your offer accepted or losing the property to another buyer.
Getting pre-approval for a mortgage is an important first step. Please fill out this form and a real estate professional will contact you to assist with your real estate needs.