rightAre you pre-qualified or pre-approved for a loan?
Before you begin to shop for a new home, you should set up a time to meet with me so we can figure out how much you can afford. This will put you in a better position as a buyer. That’s when it is important to understand the distinction between being pre-qualified for a loan and pre-approved for a loan. The difference between the two terms will be crucial when you decide to make an offer on a house.

To get pre-qualified for a loan, I will collect information about your debt, income, and assets. We’ll look at your credit profile and assess goals for a down payment and get an idea of different loan programs that would work for you. I will issue you a pre-qualification letter indicating the amount you are pre-qualified to borrow.


It is important to understand that a pre-qualification letter is just an estimate of what you are eligible to borrow, not a commitment to lend.
Getting pre-approved for a loan gives you competitive advantage when the time comes to bid on a home because you have been approved for a loan for a specified amount.


To get pre-approved, you will
complete a mortgage application and provide me with various information verifying your employment, assets and financial status such as employment history, bank records and tax returns.  We’ll review your mortgage options and submit your application to our underwriting service. Once the application process is complete, you will receive a pre-approval letter for your realtor indicating the amount you qualify for and what type of loan you will be using.


A pre-approval letter is not binding on the lender; it is subject to an appraisal of the home you wish to purchase and certain other conditions. If your financial situation changes (e.g. you lose your job), interest rates rise or a specified expiration date passes, your lender must review your situation and recalculate your mortgage amount accordingly.

Basic Pre-Approval

Get the Best Mortgage Rate! Tell us a little about your current needs and we can use that information to match you with just the right loan.

Tell us about your loan needs.
How can we get in touch with you?
Tell us about your credit history.