Pre qualified means you have not given the lender any infomation, and is based on only a discussion with the lender.
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To understand the difference between a pre-qualification and pre-approval please see:
There is also a link at the bottom of the page that details documentation required for a pre-approval based on your income structure.
prequalifications value is about 10 cents. Going through the process is the only accurate way to get a rate and see what loan programs you qualify for.
Yes, those forms are actually necessary to get a pre-approval. The most important thing to complete is the Uniform Residential Loan Application so the lender can pull your credit, compute your debt-to-income ratio and check your assets. Along with that, you have to submit copies of your last 2 years' tax returnsor W-2's, most recent paystubs for 1 month and your last 2 months' bank statements or any investments. This will help you determine if you can even afford the properties you're looking at and a pre-approval letter from a direct lender is required when submitting an offer. The Good Faith Estimate or GFE, you can sign later on. As for the Request for Transcript of Tax Return, that's only if you do not have copies of your ITR's or W-2's. If you do, then you may disregard that.
Hope that helps. Good luck!
If you are committed to using the broker, these are required forms. Maybe you are simply look for a pre-qualification? If you are looking to make an offer on a house, most loan officers will want a complete file before providing a pre-approval letter.