If you are looking for a new home, be sure you are pre-approved. With a mortgage pre-approval, Gayle can do a more complete verification prior to sending you shopping for a home, and with that done, the dollar figure you are going shopping with is actually what you can spend.
When you work with Gayle, she will get you pre-approved and will let you know for certain what you can afford based on lender and insurer criteria, and what your payments on a specific mortgage will be.
Mortgage professionals can lock-in an interest rate for you for anywhere from 60 – 120 days while you shop for your perfect home. By locking in an interest rate, you are guaranteed to get a mortgage for at least that rate or better. If interest rates drop, your locked-in rate will drop as well. However, if the interest rates go up, your locked-in interest rate will not, ensuring you get the best rate throughout the mortgage pre-approval process.
In order to get pre-approved for a mortgage, Gayle will require a short list of information that will allow her to determine your buying power. She will explain to you the benefits of shorter or longer mortgage terms, the latest programs available, which mortgage products she believes will most likely meet your needs the best, plus she will review all of the other costs involved with purchasing a home.
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is something every potential home buyer should do before going shopping for a new home. A pre-approval will give you the confidence of knowing that financing is available, and it can put you in a very positive negotiation position against other home buyers who aren’t pre-approved.