The Chateau Group

GET A MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL


An important ingredient in a successful home search is knowing how much you can afford. You don’t want to fall in love with a property only to find out it’s outside your price range.


That’s why we recommend getting a Mortgage Pre-Approval. This is a document from your bank or other lender stating how much of a mortgage they are willing to give you. There are two advantages to getting this pre-approval:


It gives you the peace-of-mind of knowing you can afford homes you view on the market, and won’t have problems arranging financing.


It’s a sign to sellers that you are a serious, prepared buyer – which gives you the edge when making an offer.


You can arrange for a Mortgage Pre-Approval with your bank or other lender, or by working with a good mortgage broker. We’re well-connected in the local real estate scene, so if you want us to recommend a reputable broker or lender, please contact us.




HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOU AFFORD?


Banks and lenders use specific criteria to determine how much of a mortgage they’re willing to offer you. They look at your income, expenses, credit history and employment status, as well as the down payment you plan to make on a home. It may seem like a scary process, but it is actually straightforward. You can usually get a Mortgage Pre-Approval in a day. You’ll be glad that you did.


By knowing what you can afford, you can confidently shop within that price range. For example, if you qualify for a $250,000 mortgage, and you have another $100,000 available as a down payment, you can look for homes in the $350,000 range.


Have questions about arranging financing? Please submit the form below or call or email me.



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