Monday, March 9, 2015

How to Get Approved for the Best Mortgage? Get Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage!

What’s the difference between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval for a Mortgage?

The differences between pre-qualification and pre-approval may seem minor, but they can be huge when it comes to actually closing on your dream home. Not all lenders offer the more thorough pre-approval. If your lender only offers pre-qualification, or you choose to start with pre-qualification, make sure that you are as thorough as possible with the information that you supply. Pre-qualification is the process of determining what you may qualify to purchase with a home loan. Pre-approval is the thorough process of providing your name, address history, work history and income documents for the last two years, along with your asset statements. It may not seem like a big difference, just more documents and a few more questions to answer. However, it can save you lots of disappointment and heartache during the loan process. In my book, How to Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye (Available April 2015), I strongly recommend that you at minimum pre-qualify. Get pre-approved if it’s an option!

Mortgage Pre-Qualifying or Pre-Approval Make Home Shopping Much Easier

You should get pre-qualified to find out what price range your dream house needs to be within according to your current financial budget. Pre-qualifying allows you to find out exactly how much money a lender is willing to give you based on your income, assets, and other data. Having a pre-qualification will also give you confidence to make an offer when you find the right home. Pre-qualifying or pre-approval can empower you and take the stress out of your home search— you’ll know which homes to consider and which homes to avoid.

3 Monumental Mortgage Money Mistakes to Avoid

☐ Not getting pre-approved
☐ Not understanding your loan options
☐ Not planning/asking the right questions

I explain these mistakes in full detail in How to Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye (Available April 2015). For a FREE EXCERPT from the book, go to
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