When thinking about buying a home, the first thing you want to do (aside from hiring Doerr Realty, of course!) is to find a great lender. Getting pre-approved for a loan is the right decision before ever starting the house-hunting process. This way you know exactly how much home you can afford to buy, what your payments might be, and how much money you will need to close on the home. If you need a seller to help with closing costs, you will need to know the amount to request and will need to look for homes where the seller might offer contributions. Being pre-approved is also important when home shopping. When you find your dream home, you should enter today’s rapid sales process with preparation and an ability to move more quickly than others. You will need to provide the seller with your pre-approval letter to accompany your offer. The last thing you want to do is scramble to get pre-approved when you are competing with other buyers for the same home. If you want a fabulous lender, check out Our Team page with our lender’s contact info.