What is getting Pre-Qualified?
You contact a lender, provide a bit of financial information to them, and they tell you about how much you can afford to buy. That’s about it. It’s usually done over the phone, and your credit report is not needed at this point.
WARNING! It’s NOT a promise of a loan. You are not guaranteed any particular interest rate. And you are not ready to purchase a home. What you have is an idea of what you may be able to buy. It’s a starting point, and a good way to start planning.
You’ll want to get a Pre-Approval Letter from your lender before you start shopping for a home.