If you’ve made the decision to buy a home in Laramie, there’s a lot of excitement ahead of you! From working with a local real estate agent to viewing properties to putting in an offer, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do in the weeks ahead.

Of course, if you’re looking at homes for sale, another important step in the process is prequalifying for a home loan. When should you do that? What do you need to know? At Laramie Property Management Group, we have you covered. Keep reading to learn more or reach out today with any questions you may have.

Why Prequalify For a Home Loan?

At LPMG, we believe that the prequalification process is an important part of the homebuying experience. Chances are that you have an idea of how much you’d like to spend on a home — or at least how much you’re comfortable with spending on your mortgage each month. This is where prequalifying can make the biggest impact.

Take advantage of our mortgage calculator to get some helpful insight at this point. Simply input the price of the home you’re considering buying, your down payment, your expected interest rate, and the term of your mortgage and we’ll show you an estimate of what your monthly payment looks like.  

During the prequalifying process, you’ll provide your potential lender (or lenders) with important documents that typically include pay stubs, tax returns, statements showing your assets, and a credit score. One your lender has this information, they will be able to provide you with a ballpark figure of how much money you would be approved for for your home loan.

Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that can impact the amount you’ll receive for your home loan, but trust us when we say that utilizing a mortgage calculator before prequalifying can give you a great idea of what you can expect. From there, working with a lender to finalize the numbers is a breeze.

When to Prequalify

If you’re wondering when you start the prequalification process, our advice is to start sooner than later.

Although you don’t necessarily want to prequalify before you’re ready to look at homes, getting the ball rolling can provide you with the numbers you need to move forward confidently. Some lenders even offer the ability to get your loan pre approved. This means that if you find the perfect home quickly, there’s nothing stopping you from putting in an offer to be certain that you end up with the home you’ve always wanted.

Find the Perfect Home for Sale in Laramie

At Laramie Property Management Group, our mission is to help buyers find the homes that are right for them. Whether you’re new to the area or you’re ready for a change of scenery, we’d love to be a part of your homebuying process.

Learn more about what it’s like to buy a home in Laramie, view our featured properties, or start your property search. Of course, we’re always here to lend a hand, so if we can assist you in any way or answer any questions, contact LPMG today!