One of the top questions I'm getting right now is should I still buy a home with today's higher mortgage rates? While each person's finances and budgets are going to be different, there is something you can do to plan ahead and that's getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Here's a look at just a few of the benefits of pre-approval. For starters, pre-approval from a loan officer helps you understand how much you can borrow from your home loan. Knowing this makes it easier to determine your market budget and price point. Not to mention, when you put in an offer on a house, a pre-approval letter shows sellers that you're serious, you're qualified, and you're ready to make a move. If you have questions about buying a home today or about the home buying process in general, I can help. Let's connect.