What Happens When Your Loan Is Sold?
Once you close on the home, it’s common for your loan to be sold. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean anything will change. Banks will often sell mortgages to other lenders to free up money. This can happen multiple times during the duration of your loan or not happen at all.
Mortgage Pre-qualification and Pre-approval
PRE-QUALIFICATION - This is an easy first step to show sellers you’re getting serious about buying. In order to get a mortgage pre-qualification letter, a loan officer will make a general assessment of your financial situation. They’ll be able to gauge whether or not you can get a loan and how much money you can get. PRE-APPROVAL - Once you’ve gotten a better idea of your financial picture, you need to get pre-approved. It’s important to time your pre-approval with when you’re ready to buy because a pre-approval letter expires in 60 to 90 days. Pre-approval is a conditional promise from a bank or lender that they are willing to lend to you, and for what amount.