Amplifying Your Home Buying Experience: The Key Role of Mortgage Pre-Approval

A Mortgage pre-approval is an essential step in the home buying process that provides numerous benefits for everyone involved in the transaction, including the homebuyers, realtors and the Lender.  We have highlighted the key roles of getting pre-approved and its significance in the real estate industry.

Understanding Affordability:  The mortgage pre-approval enables buyers to understand their affordability and set realistic expectations. By evaluating financial information such as income, debt, and credit score, the lender can determine the maximum loan amount buyers can qualify for. This information will help buyers focus on properties within their budget and prevent wasted time on properties outside that range. 

Strengthening Negotiation Power:  Having a mortgage pre-approval letter in hand provides buyers with increased negotiating power. Sellers are more likely to take an offer seriously from a pre-approved buyer as it demonstrates their seriousness and financial capability. It gives buyers a competitive edge in a competitive market where multiple offers are common.

Streamlining the Buying Process:  With mortgage pre-approval, much of the paperwork and documentation required for loan processing is completed upfront. This makes the subsequent mortgage application process smoother and quicker. Pre-approval saves valuable time during home-buying, allowing buyers to make prompt offers and secure a property faster.

Identifying and Resolving Credit Issues:  The pre-approval process involves a thorough credit check, which helps identify potential credit issues or errors. If there are any problems with credit history or low credit scores, a pre-approval allows buyers to address these issues in advance. Taking steps to improve creditworthiness can help secure better mortgage terms and interest rates.

Real Estate Agent Collaboration:  Mortgage pre-approval strengthens the collaboration between buyers and real estate agents. Agents can use the pre-approval information to streamline property searches and suggest homes that fit within the buyer’s budget. This collaboration ensures that buyers focus on financially feasible properties and minimizes wasted time and effort.

Here are some steps to take to expedite the mortgage pre-approval process. 

Prepare your financial documents:  These include pay stubs, W2s, tax returns if using self-employed income or rental income, bank statements, and any other paperwork your Loan Officer deems necessary. Keep a good eye on your credit score and monitor it closely. The better your score, the better your loan terms will be. 

Consult with a Lender:  Once ready, your lender can determine affordability and borrowing capacity. However, more importantly, what monthly payment range you feel most comfortable with. A Mortgage Pre Approval is absolutely essential in today’s market and a necessary phase in the home buying process. 

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Getting pre-approved is the first step in buying a home. By getting pre-approved, you can:

  • Focus on your home search, knowing your financing is in Poli’s expert hands.
  • Find out exactly what home price you qualify for and shop with comfort
  • Improve your chances for homebuying success, since sellers heavily favor offers with pre-approvals from reputable lenders.

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* This radius Pre-Approval/Credit Commitment Promise Contract ("Promise") is made and entered into, as of the date of the last signature below, by and between radius financial group inc. ("radius" or "Lender"), and the below-named Buyer and Seller. In consideration of Seller's reliance on this Promise in entering into a real estate purchase transaction with Buyer, the Parties agree as follows:

PROMISE TO SELLER. In the event that a Seller is induced to accept an offer from, and enter into a purchase and sale agreement with, a radius borrower on account of this Promise in connection either with (a) a radius Pre-Approval or (b) a radius Credit Commitment and the Buyer is unable to close on such Eligible Transaction due to a mistake made by radius (with accurate and up-to-date information) on such Pre-Approval/Credit Commitment (a "Bad Pre-Approval"), then radius shall pay Seller ten thousand dollars ($10,000), subject to the terms and conditions herein as Seller's sole remedy.

PROMISE TO BUYER. In the event that radius issues a Bad Pre-Approval to Buyer on an Eligible Transaction, radius will reimburse Buyer reliance expenses up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a home inspection, appraisal, or legal expenses actually paid out-of-pocket by Buyer, subject to the terms and conditions herein. This payment shall be Buyer's sole remedy.

ELIGIBLE TRANSACTION. For purposes of this Promise, an "Eligible Transaction" is a purchase money mortgage transaction for a primary residence (made on or after April 1, 2018) (not made to a radius employee or immediate family member), provided that the loan is a Conventional, USDA, VA, or FHA loan product for either (i) an existing home resale or (ii) a newly constructed home that is to be delivered and closed within ninety (90) days of the P&S.

CONDITIONS. The applicable radius Pre-Approval must not have expired prior to the date of the P&S. Offers/P&Ss cancelled due to home inspection issues or title defects are not covered under this Promise, and this Promise is void if a Bad Pre­Approval is the result of: (i) a change in Buyer's financial position, (ii) property specific requirements or expenses (e.g. homeowner's association dues/fees, flood insurance, or property taxes), or (iii) loan product availability or underwriting requirements, or third-party actions outside of radius' control.

FUNDS DISBURSEMENT. Any funds due and payable under this Promise will be paid if requested by Buyer or Seller in writing within 90 days of the date of an applicable Adverse Action Notice and accompanied by a fully-executed copy of this Promise. Any payments made under this Promise will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service by radius on a Form 1099-MISC or as otherwise required by then-applicable law. Please consult your tax advisor for any tax implications.