Pre-qualified for a mortgage does not carry much clout with sellers.
Being pre-qualified means you have entered some information and based on your information you have been pre-qualified. The problem is your information has not been verified or documented.
Serious home shopping can be a pretty intense process. Knowing the real cost (principal, interest, taxes, insurance, home owner association dues, etc) is key for serious buyers. The place to start is with a mortgage pre-approval.
Pre-approval means your lender has done their homework and validated your credit history and ability to pay.
Mortgage pre-approval can give you confidence as you shop and when you find your new home the sellers will know you are serious with your offer.
Now if you are a casual looker who wants to see what is being showcased in new construction then the Parade of Homes is the place to go. In Brevard County there is a Spring and a Fall Parade of Homes.
The Fall Parade of homes starts today and runs through November 11th. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
For information on buying and selling houses and condos in Brevard County, Florida call me at 321-693-3850 or email me.