First Home Buyer

What is Pre-Approval and Do I Need It?

What is Pre-Approval?

A loan pre-approval provides insight into the amount a lender is willing to let you borrow based on factors such as your income, expenses, and overall financial situation. It’s important to note that while pre-approval is not an absolute guarantee, it offers a clear budget to work with during your home search.

Reasons to Get Pre-Approval:

Focus on Affordable Properties:

By establishing a limit before you start your property search, you can concentrate on homes that are within your known price range.

Proves you are a Serious Buyer to Agents

Pre-approval signals to real estate agents and sellers that you are a serious buyer with your finances in order.

Negotiating Power:

With pre-approval, you may have greater negotiating power, potentially securing a better deal on your dream home.

Quick Action:

Pre-approval streamlines the purchase process by having your financial situation assessed in advance, allowing for quicker transactions.

Confident Auction Bidding:

Pre-approval enables confident bidding at auctions as you will come in knowing your exact price limit.

Cost-Free Assurance:

Obtaining pre-approval from a mortgage broker is completely free!

Financial Safeguard:

Pre-approval helps you avoid costly mistakes, ensuring you can secure finance before committing to a purchase.

Flexibility and No Obligation:

While a valuable step, pre-approval doesn’t lock you into a loan. It’s generally valid for a set period, and you’re under no obligation to proceed.

Confidence in Your Home Buying Journey:

Pre-approval brings confidence to your home buying journey, ensuring you start on the right foot with a clear understanding of your financial capabilities.

We are here to help

Navigating the complexities of a home loan is made easier with the assistance of mortgage brokers. They can guide you through the pre-approval process and help you explore various lenders, interest rates, and fees to find a loan that suits your needs.

Aside from pre-approval, your mortgage broker will assist you in finalising your application and requesting formal approval once you’ve found your dream home. 

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