Your mortgage pre-approval means nothing…

…if you mess with the numbers.

When you apply for a mortgage pre-approval, the primary goal is to bring you some certainty in the home buying experience. You can come away knowing what you can afford, and that a lender is willing to lend you money.

But, don’t forget, the lender is most concerned about getting their money back, plus interest.

So, they view you as a risk. With that in mind, they look at your work history, your income, your current debt load and how well you’re managing it, and how much money you are bringing to the table (“skin in the game” so to speak).

Once you’re pre-approved if you do anything that changes these things (job change, a new loan, missed payments) you have removed the certainty that the pre-approval provided and you’re back to square one.

And, they will check up on you again to make sure your loan still makes sense for them. If it doesn’t you’re done.\


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Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra


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