House hunting- When to get pre-approved?- I am beginning to look at the area and houses, don’t think I will be “seriously looking until October”. In your experience, one should pre-approve now or ok to wait until October. Pros or cons.

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Another reason to wait on preapproval until you're more serious is because your budget in the Bay may change as you figure out what is important to you.


Preapprove when you’re ready to start looking as the preapproval is time bound

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