Getting pre-approved for your home loan is the ninth segment of our House Buying Tips series:
When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could reveal some undesirable qualities in a new house. Do your homework first! Knowing how to bid, issues to walk away from, issues to utilize as a bargaining tool, or know if the timing is a factor will make you a well-informed buyer. We have gathered some of the best home-buying tips we’ve seen so you can get the most out of your money! Start your home buying experience right by first getting pre-approved for a loan. Pre-approval will help you know how much house you can afford. Getting pre-approved for your loan is our house buying tip #9.
Buying Secret #9: Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan
There’s a big difference between a buyer being pre-qualified and a buyer who has a pre-approved mortgage. Anybody can get pre-qualified for a loan. Getting pre-approved means a lender has looked at all of your financial information and they’ve let you know how much you can afford and how much they will lend you. Being pre-approved will save you a lot of time and energy so you are not running around looking at houses you can’t afford. It also gives you the opportunity to shop around for the best deal and the best interest rates. Do your research: Learn about junk fees, processing fees or points and make sure there aren’t any hidden costs in the loan.
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