20 Jan

The Benefits of Mortgage Pre-Approval


Posted by: Garry Grewal

If you are looking for a new home, be sure to get pre-approved. With a mortgage pre-approval, a licensed mortgage professional like myself can do a complete verification prior to sending you shopping for a home, and with that done, the dollar figure you are going shopping with is actually what you can spend. We will know for certain what you can afford based on lender and insurer criteria, and what the payments on a specific mortgage will be.

You can lock-in an interest rate for anywhere from 60 to 120 days while you shop for your perfect home. By locking in an interest rate, you are guaranteed to get a mortgage for at least that rate or better. If interest rates drop, your locked-in rate will drop as well. However, if the interest rates go up, your locked-in interest rate will not, ensuring you get the best rate throughout the mortgage pre-approval process.

In order to get pre-approved for a mortgage, we require a short list of information that will allow your lender to determine your purchasing power. I will explain to you the benefits of shorter or longer mortgage terms, the latest programs available, which mortgage products will most likely meet your needs the best and review all of the other costs involved with purchasing a home.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is something every potential home buyer should do before going shopping for a home. A pre-approval will give you the confidence of knowing that financing is available, and it can put you in a very positive negotiation position against other home buyers who aren’t pre-approved.

To get pre-approved, call me today at 416-674-5626 and let’s get started, or send me a quick email: garry.grewal@dominionlending.ca