Home and Garden: Should I get Pre-Qualified?

Home for Sale
Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-03 09:00:00-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL)--Whether it is your first house, second home, retirement home, or investment property always start the house search with a pre-approval in hand

When you’re ready to find a home, the last thing you want to do is limit your possibilities. Dream big, right?

But you’d be totally bummed if you found a perfect pad, only to learn you were not comfortable with the down payment or monthly payment. Or the monthly payment on your investment property wasn't cash- flowing and you had to write a check every month.

If you don’t earn a loan pre-approval before you start looking, you might actually prevent yourself from finding—and buying—your dream home.

Our Real Estate expert Rebekah Rivers joined us this morning for another edition of Home and Garden to discuss why this process is so important.

Rebekah Rivers is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams. Click here to follow her blog and to learn more about her services.