Our Little Homebuying Secret: How to Lock in Your Dream Home

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Natalie Tuchscherer

SVP | Mortgage Lender

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So... What's The Secret?


Don’t miss out on your dream home because you aren’t pre-qualified! Real estate agents and sellers prefer working with pre-qualified buyers because it shows your commitment to buying a home and that you can afford it.

When Should You Contact Your Bank About Getting Pre-Qualified?

Before you start looking for houses! Getting pre-qualified gives you a clear idea of your budget. You want to make sure that you aren’t looking at homes out of your price range and be disappointed when you can’t afford them.

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How Does A Mortgage Pre-Qualification Work?

A mortgage pre-qualification considers your income, employment, credit, etc., and determines the maximum amount you can qualify for.

What Information Do You Need to Start The Process?

  • Personal information such as your address, social security number, and date of birth.
  • Employment information for the last two years.
  • Income information such as recent paystubs, W2’s, 1099s, tax returns, etc.
  • Property information (If applicable)

Why Is Getting Pre-Qualified Important?

Imagine putting a bid in on a house, and there’s another offer on the table — but that other buyer is pre-qualified, and you’re not. Sellers are more likely to go with the other buyer because they know their offer is approved by a bank.

Why Should You Get Pre-Qualified At VISIONBank?

You don’t have to wait days or weeks to hear back from someone. Our team works hard on getting you pre-qualified FAST because we know how quickly homes can move off the market!

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Use our online mortgage application to get the process started today! OR if you are looking to ask a few more questions, we can help! Reach out to us with the form below, and Natalie will be in touch shortly!