The process for getting pre-approved should take anymore than a day or two unless you have complicated credit or employment issues to work through. I would recommend starting the process no later 45 days prior to your targeted move out date as your biggest problem will be finding a home.
Stacey, James is me, I'm a broker. GLK is the buyer who asked the question. Hey Glk, whatever you do, don't use the seller's Realtor, especially on a bank-owned property. Get a buyer's agent. Have you heard that term? Google it and be smart about buying a home.... more