If you are starting to look at homes for sale in Southwest Idaho, you will probably be asked by a Realtor if you have been "pre-approved".  This terrific infographic from HouseHunt.com explains the difference between the three types of loan approvals.  Having this information will put you, your lender and your real estate agent on the same page as you begin your search for the right home to buy.  And I'd love to have your comments or questions on the loan approval process.

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To apply for a mortgage or get pre-approved, click on Academy Mortgage.

How to improve your credit score to get a home loan from Realtor.com.

6 Tips To Getting Approved For A Home Mortgage by MoneyCrashers.com

Critical DO's and DONT's After Applying For a Home Loan