Before you go house hunting, get pre-approved for a mortgage.

There are three reasons why you should get pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin the process of shopping for a home:

1. It helps you understand your current financial position, what your closing costs and monthly payments will be, and what homes are affordable to you. Perhaps more importantly, it helps you go through the process of speaking with a mortgage lender who can inform you about all the mortgage programs you can take advantage of given your financial situation. This will help you feel at peace before you go house-hunting. 2. It prevents you from getting emotionally attached to a home only to find out later that you can’t afford it or aren’t pre-approved for it. There’s no need to set yourself up for that kind of disappointment. 3. It’ll help you get your offer accepted. In a competitive market with low inventory, a pre-approval document will likely mean the difference between acceptance and rejection for your offer. Even if it’s not a competitive situation, a seller who uses a real estate agent will probably require a pre-approval statement from a reputable mortgage institution.

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