Do I need to be pre-approved for a loan before looking for a home?

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Yes. Going house-hunting without first getting pre-approved is like test-driving and falling in love with a car that you can’t afford. It is a much better feeling to know that you can comfortably afford every house that you walk into. In a competitive market, getting fully pre-approved — not just pre-qualified — with one of our recommended lenders can sometimes mean the difference between getting your dream home and missing