If you’re like most people, whether you’re looking for a large farm in North Florida or you want non-deed restricted land for sale in Lake City or Live Oak, you’re going to need financing—and that means it’s a good idea to get mortgage preapproval before you even begin searching.
Why You Need Mortgage Preapproval
When you apply for a mortgage, you’ll have to give your lender your financial documents (including pay stubs, tax returns, and other information) so the lender can decide whether you’re likely to repay a loan. Underwriters will evaluate all your documents and verify everything you tell them so the lender can make a final decision—and the process is essentially the same for preapproval. You just stop short of completing the deal by accepting your lender’s terms.
What that means is your lender has already looked over your documentation and said, “Okay, as long as nothing changes, we’ll be glad to give you a loan for this amount.” The lender will give you a letter (or a document) that says you’re preapproved for a mortgage, which you can then use to sweeten the deal when you make an offer to buy a home or property.
(Another benefit of preapproval is that it lets you know exactly how much house you can afford, so you won’t waste time looking at homes that are above—or below—your price range.)
Are You Buying a Home in Lake City or the Surrounding Communities?
We’d love to help you find your dream home here. Call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online to let us know what you’re looking for so we can start searching right away.
In the meantime, take some time to explore:
- Waterfront residential
- Waterfront land
- Bank-owned and foreclosures
- Short sales
- Paved road frontage
- Non-deed-restricted land
- Wooded oak tree land
- Land for land home combo