Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

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You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to do this. Pre-approval shows homeowners you’re a serious buyer.

Buyers, Are You Ready? Get Pre-approved before you shop!

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It has always been a good idea to get pre-approved for financing by your lender before you step foot into the housing market, but today it is even more important. Covid-19 safety guidelines require pre-approval before you go into a listing.


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4 Reasons You Should Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

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If you’re just starting out with the home-buying process, you may want to get a mortgage pre-approval. This is a statement from a lender that informs you of a certain amount you are qualified to borrow, as well as a specific pre-approved interest rate.

Pre Approval vs Pre Qualified vs Underwritten Pre Approval: What’s It All Mean?


Do you know the difference between pre approval vs pre qualified when it comes to mortgage loans? The problem is, if they haven’t been preapproved, they’re “scrambling to get approved and can miss out on a home because it takes time.”.

How To Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage Loan

First Team Real Estate

If you’ve read any tips for homebuyers then chances are you’ve heard that you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. The question is – how exactly do you get the pre-approval? What is a mortgage loan pre-approval? Pre-approval vs. Pre-qualification.

The mortgage loan process explained in 9 steps: From pre-approval to closing day

The Mortgage Report

Your guide to the mortgage loan process. Learn what to expect before, during, and after you apply for a mortgage. About Mortgages Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers

Opendoor debuts cash-backed offers


Buyers will need to get pre-qualified with Opendoor Home Loans or another mortgage company. Then, Opendoor will pair the buyer with a real estate professional in their market.

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?


Step 1: Getting mortgage pre-approval. Step 1: Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Your first step shouldn’t be to check out homes; it should be to get mortgage pre-approval from a mortgage lender or broker. kali9 / Getty Images Table of contents: .

Finding the Best Mortgage Lender

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What You Need to Qualify for a Home Mortgage

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Many… Buying a Home Getting Financing Home Loans apply for home loan down payment how do I qualify for a loan lender loan calculator mortgage mortgage payments pre-approval Real Estate rex home loans rex homesFinding the perfect house is only a small part of the homebuying process.

How to get a mortgage preapproval in 3 steps

The Mortgage Report

You need a mortgage pre-approval before you can start house-hunting. Here's how to get your pre-approval letter in 3 simple steps. About Mortgages Buying a home First-Time Home Buyers

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

Keeping Current Matters

Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. A recent survey shows that only 52% of active homebuyers obtained a pre-approval letter before they began their home search.

Mortgage Preapproval vs Prequalification: What’s The Difference

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

How Pre-approval Differs From Pre-qualification Do you know how mortgage preapproval differs from a prequalification?

5 tips for buying a home in a seller’s housing market

Housing Wire

Get pre-approved before beginning your home search. A mortgage pre-approval is non-negotiable in this environment. There’s no doubt we’re in a seller’s housing market.

1 in 5 Homeowners Missing Mortgage Payments in 2020: How Should Agents Respond?

Real Trends

Real estate agents navigating the COVID-19 landscape have had to adapt their entire marketing model — eliminating or scaling back open houses, substituting video tours for in-person previews, and limiting home visits to buyers who are pre-approved for financing.

Do You Have to Take Out a Mortgage From the Same Lender That Preapproved You?

RIS Media

Before you start looking for your next home, you should get pre-approved for a mortgage. You don’t necessarily have to borrow money to buy a home from the same lender that pre-approved you. What is Pre-approval and Why is It Important?

How to negotiate your home purchase offer

Housing Wire

Get pre-approved to show you mean business: Consider obtaining a pre-approval for a mortgage from a lender by the time you reach the offer stage, as this document can play a key role in the negotiation process.

Realtor.com, Rocket Mortgage announce new partnership


Homebuyers using realtor.com interested in getting pre-approved through a mortgage will see advertising from Rocket Mortgage, which will allow that consumer to connect directly with the latter's online application.

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Keeping Current Matters

The best way to know this is to get pre-approved for a loan early in the homebuying process. Only 44% of today’s prospective homebuyers are planning to apply for pre-approval, so be sure to take this step so you stand out from the crowd.

5 tips for finding the right mortgage lender for you

Housing Wire

Getting approved for a loan is only part of the battle. But the truth is, when lender’s pre-approve homebuyers, they don’t always take into account monthly payments. That’s something you have to consider before applying and seeking mortgage pre-approval.

5 Ways to Win a Real Estate Bidding War without the Highest Bid


All-cash offers, pre-approval letters, and flexible timelines are all strategies that can beat out the highest offer. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. One of the first steps you should take towards purchasing a house is obtaining a pre-approval letter.

Rocket Mortgage strikes big advertising deal with Realtor.com

Housing Wire

Effective Thursday, homebuyers on Realtor.com who say they wish to be pre-approved for a mortgage will see an advertisement from Rocket Mortgage that will allow them to receive pre-approval in as little as 20 minutes.

What Is a Verified Approval Letter—and How It Helps in a Competitive Market


Although there are factors when competing with other buyers that are beyond your control, there is one step that will give you an edge: Start your home search process by getting a Verified Approval Letter (VAL), an underwritten offer that shows sellers your financing is verified.

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

Keeping Current Matters

The best way to know this is to reach out to your lender to get pre-approved for a loan early in the homebuying process. Only 44% of today’s prospective homebuyers are planning to apply for pre-approval, so be sure to take this step so you stand out from the crowd.

Tips for Buying a Foreclosure Property


Getting Pre-Approved. It’s always advisable to get pre-approved for a mortgage in any home purchase so you can make sure that you can actually get the loan that you believe your income justifies. Image: Andy Dean Photography / Shutterstock.com.

Before You Start Your Home Search – Read This!

The Living Room

Get ahead of the game with a pre-approval —If you are planning to finance your purchase through a mortgage loan, get pre-approved before you start searching for a home! The Portland real estate market is currently seeing a record-low inventory.

Plaid unveils Income to aid customer finance

Housing Wire

” The traditional verification approval process can be lengthy: A mortgage pre-approval can take up to two weeks , and the entire mortgage process can take one to two months.

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

Keeping Current Matters

Get pre-approved for a mortgage, be prepared to make a competitive offer from the start, and know that a shortage in inventory could mean you’ll enter a bidding war.

How to Get a Home Loan: 10 Steps to Success


Clearing your way to get approved for a home loan will ensure that you are ready to act when that dream home appears on the housing market. Most mortgage lenders advise starting the pre-approval process for a home loan 6 to 8 months ahead of when you expect to begin looking for a house. .

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Navigating This Crazy Seller’s Market: 10 Must-Read Homebuying Tips for First-Time Homebuyers


Get pre-approved for a home loan. It’s always wise to seek a mortgage pre-approval before you start searching for a house. When you’re buying in a seller’s market, that pre-approval is essential.

Know How and When to Apply for Home Loans in 2021

RIS Media

Pre-qualifying for a mortgage is often the first step toward owning a home. Note that getting pre-approved too early can be an issue as you might have to resubmit paperwork, but applying ahead of time is usually recommended.

B.O.M. to H.O.M.E

The Living Room

Weeks later armed with a realtor, pre-approval letter, and a renewed sense of confidence their search led them to a familiar street.

Ways Real Estate Agents Can Aid Homebuyers

Realty Biz

Explain the difference between pre-qualified and pre-approved. Too many people get a pre-qualification letter from their bank and think that this means they can close on the property. Help them get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Is now a good time to sell a home?

Housing Wire

Only allow buyers with pre-approved mortgages to schedule tours (this ensures they’re serious), and require masks, gloves and other precautionary measures while in the home. As news of rising home prices spreads, more and more homeowners consider selling their properties. .

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

Keeping Current Matters

Today’s ultra-competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go.