Meeting with a mortgage lender should always be your first step in homebuying. While shopping with a pre-approval is better than shopping without, a loan commitment can give homebuyers a consistent head start against other buyers while expediting the loan process. Here's a how a loan commitment differs from a standard pre-approval.
For more information on how to get a loan commitment, contact one of our mortgage bankers. If you're buying your first home, download our free Mortgage 101 Handbook for everything you need to know about the home buying and financing process.