Why Get Preapproved?

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Why should you get pre-approved before you start to browse

Getting pre-approved before you start your house hunt is the same in Ennis, Waxahachie, farm country.  Being preapproved provides you with an edge over other prospective buyers, saves you time and can spare you the disappointment of falling in love with a home you cannot afford. First, there is a difference between being pre-qualified and pre-approved. Pre-qualification refers only to the amount for which you might expect to be approved, and is not an in-depth evaluation or your credit report.

Getting pre-approved is the next step and more involved, as a lender performs an extensive check on your financial background and current credit rating. The lender can tell you the specific mortgage amount for which you are approved and give you an idea of your interest rate.

Armed with the exact loan amount you will qualify for and the interest rate you can expect will save you and your REALTOR ® time by eliminating houses out of your price range. Also, when you do put an offer on a house your pre-approval letter gives you leverage over other potential buyers by showing sellers that you are a serious buyer with financial strength.

Remember that getting preapproved to buy land is different from being preapproved to buy a home.  In Midlothian, Ennis, Waxahachie and the surrounding rural areas we sell many small to large acreage properties.  The loan for land that does not have a house is different in most cases from a residential loan.

Doesn’t make a difference if you are planning to build on the land or just wanting a place to go enjoy life on the weekend.  If you do not have your plans drawn and ready to start construction you must get a land loan for a farm be it 10 acres or 100 acres.

To learn more and get started on the pre-approval process, give me a call today.