Why should I get a Pre-Approval?

Getting a Pre-Approval Letter for a mortgage can make you the top candidate for your dream property.

A pre-approval is when a bank or lender has thoroughly checked your credit history and determined that they are willing to give you a mortgage. Here’s what you should prepare when starting your Pre-Approval:

Income information:

Paystubs, tax returns, and W-2s from the previous two years, as well as documents that show additional sources of income.

Asset information:

Bank account statements as well as information about investments you’ve made.

Personal information:

Driver’s license or passport. You will need to provide your Social Security number for a credit check.

The Pre-Approval will let you know exactly how much of a mortgage you qualify for. If you are shopping in a competitive market, having a pre-approval letter will make you a more attractive buyer than those who do not have one. Perhaps the biggest positive to obtaining a pre-approval is the fact that once you find the property you really want, you’ll be able to proceed with the process quickly because you’ve already got financing ready to go.

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