Becky, you would not likely be able to transfer the approval to another house because the house itself and its appraisal are major funding-decision factors in any real estate transaction. I see that your post is almost a year old and no one ever answered you. Did you end up getting another home? Lending issues have been the bane of buyers, sellers and agents alike. So many over-promise and under deliver. Nearly every home I have listed that sold with financing involved, especially for a first-time buyer, had to extend closing. I always structured deals to close in 60 days or less so that we had enough time to get through underwriting issues without needing extension after extension. Interested to hear how you made out.