Why you need to get pre-approved for your next home

Dated: January 5 2024

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WHY YOU NEED TO GET PRE-APPROVED FOR YOUR NEXT HOME:

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is an essential step in the home buying process. Here’s a rundown of what it involves:

1. Gather Financial Information: Collect documentation regarding your income, assets, debts, and employment history. This may include pay stubs, tax returns, bank statements, and any other relevant financial records.

2. Choose a Lender: Research and select a lender or mortgage broker. Consider factors such as interest rates, fees, customer service, and their reputation.

3. Complete the Application: Fill out the lender’s mortgage application form. Be thorough and accurate in providing your financial details.

4. Credit Check: The lender will conduct a credit check to assess your credit score and history. A good credit score can positively impact the terms of your mortgage.

5. Pre-Approval Process: Based on the information provided, the lender will determine the amount you are pre-approved to borrow. This pre-approval will specify the maximum loan amount, helping you understand your budget when house hunting.

6. Receive Pre-Approval Letter: Upon successful pre-approval, the lender will provide a pre-approval letter. This document outlines the loan amount you’re approved for, demonstrating to sellers that you’re a serious and qualified buyer.

Benefits of Pre-Approval:

  • Knowing Your Budget: Pre-approval helps you understand your budget and the price range of homes you can consider.

  • Competitive Edge: Sellers often take pre-approved buyers more seriously, potentially giving you an edge in negotiations.

  • Streamlining the Process: It streamlines the mortgage application process once you find a property, potentially speeding up the closing timeline.

Remember, a pre-approval is not a guarantee of a mortgage. Your financial situation can still affect the final loan approval. Additionally, while shopping for a home, avoid making major financial changes, like large purchases or job changes, as these could affect your mortgage approval.

I can help get you in touch with a preferred lender and get your pre-approval process started today! Call or text me at (989) 213-8163 for more information.

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Shawn Rowden

I am a full time Associate Broker | REALTOR with RE/MAX Edge and have been in real estate as a licensed Realtor since 2012 and earned my Brokers license in 2016. I am born and raised in the area and I....

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