Why Get Pre-Qualified?
1. Pre-qualification acts as a dry run of the loan application process. The mortgage lender will use details you provide about your credit, income, assets and debts to arrive at an estimate of how much mortgage you can afford. The whole process may take only minutes or a few hours at most, and is free.
2. While a "pre-qual" is non-binding to the lender (because the information you provide has not been verified), it does serve as a good indication to potential sellers of your general creditworthiness.
3. These days most sellers will NOT accept an offer without at least a pre-approval letter, so if you are serious about buying this is the first step towards getting you in your new home.
Here are some local lenders that I have worked with and links to get prequalified:
Manley Haines, Guaranteed Rate Affinity: 262-420-1115
Teresa Giannini, Guaranteed Rate Affinity: 312-375-6338
Rob Loppnow, Wintrust Mortgage: 262-822-0058
Sue Liedel, North Shore Bank: 262-797-3887
Don Madisen, Waukesha State Bank: 262-953-2366