If you will be obtaining financing (as most buyers do), getting pre-approved is a very important first step of the home purchasing process as it allows us to learn all of your financing options, loan program, interest rate etc. and set you up for success! We typically like to base your entire search around the monthly payment you are comfortable with and the total funds you are comfortable parting with towards the purchase, that way we can make sure we are sending you everything you would consider.
We do have a preferred mortgage broker that we trust and work with often who has a relationship with dozens of banks, tons of loan programs to benefit you. Link below to apply.
By no means do you have to work with them, they are just a reliable option and they offer tons of great loan programs including 0% down, no mortgage insurance, competitive rates, etc, If you have a lender you prefer, that works for us too!