Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval Makes California Home Search Easier
Posted by nick_niesen on October 29th, 2010
New home search in California is made much easier with a mortgage loan pre-approval that lets you know the maximum amount obtainable.
With a California home loan pre-approval letter, real estate agents are more inclined to work with you, and show properties in the specific price range of the maximum mortgage. Sellers and listing agents also take an offer more seriously if the home mortgage loan is already pre-approved.
Many first time home buyers confuse being "pre-qualified" with "pre-approved." Pre-qualification is a casual process, where the potential buyer how much may be borrowed based on income, existing debt, and cash down payment.
A pre-qualification may be a form letter or personalized, but will contain disclaimers to protect the lender in case the borrower fails to qualify. Some real estate agents feel that pre-qualification letters say little more than you have contacted a California mortgage company. Before a lender will make the loan, a formal loan application will be required.
In contrast, pre-approval letters have far more validity and indicate to the seller that the borrower has passed the credit check and have preliminary loan approval. To obtain pre-approval letter a formal loan application is submitted with all the relevant documentation. Everything is verified and credit is checked, then the California mortgage lender agrees in writing to make the loan. The loan will be subject to a satisfactory property appraisal and title search.
A formal loan application process is an eventuality, so we recommend obtaining a loan pre-approval in advance. By doing so, you avoid any disappointment of making offers outside of your price range, and get far more cooperation from agents and sellers because they will feel that their time is not being wasted.
For more information on obtaining a pre-approval for a California home mortgage loan please call Goldmedalmortgage at 866 398 4664 or go to:
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