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Mortgage pre-approval

Your new home at your fingertips

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Guarantee your financing by National Bank without committing to a loan. Place yourself in an ideal position to negotiate for and buy a home.­

The advantages of pre-approval

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Mortgage pre-approval overview 

  • A pre-approval tells you the exact amount you can borrow for the purchase of a home. It also guarantees an interest rate for 90 days.

  • It's advisable to apply for it before beginning your search. An official pre-approval certificate demonstrates the seriousness of your approach.

  • You can start your application online and complete it with the help of an advisor over the phone.

Prequalification or pre-approval—what's the difference?

  Prequalification Pre-approval
Establishes the property price range within your means.    
Helps you predict your future monthly payments.    
No commitment to take out a loan.     
Protects you from rising interest rates for 90 days.    
Shows your seriousness to sellers and brokers.    
Certifies that National Bank will lend you the money.
(Some conditions may apply*).
   

A pre-approval, how does it work?

Start your application online.

An advisor will get in touch with you to finalize your pre-approval.

Make an offer on the property of your dreams!

5 reasons why you should get a pre-approved mortgage

Is a mortgage pre-approval necessary? Very! It concretizes the process of buying your property: your borrowing capacity, loan repayment, mortgage rate, it all becomes clear. Unlike prequalification, the pre-approval certifies that a lender (National Bank) is committed to providing you with financing.

Enjoy the benefits of a pre-approval for the purchase of your home.

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1. Know your borrowing capacity

Knowing how much your future mortgage might be allows you to shop efficiently. You also avoid the trap of falling in love with a home that’s just out of reach.
Time is money. Target your searches.

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2. Calculate your down payment by planning your monthly payments

Even if you haven’t found your ideal property yet, you can start making your dream come true. Determine the size of your loan and set a budget. Start scheduling your mortgage payments.
Do you have enough money?

Calculate your mortgage payments.

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Young woman removes a page from a large calendar hanging on a wall
Young woman removes a page from a large calendar hanging on a wall
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3. Protect your interest rate to avoid interest rate rises

Avoid the stress of market fluctuations by protecting your rate for 90 days. By being pre-approved, you can shop with peace of mind without rushing or delaying your purchase.
Enjoy the security without committing to a loan.

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Tip!

It's possible to pay your down payment online. It’s as simple as paying an invoice. Ask your notary what types of payments are accepted by your online bank.

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4. Stay one step ahead of other buyers

You are considered a serious buyer with a pre-approval. It financially reassures the seller and your broker that you’re not bluffing. Your cards are on the table. Your offer is solid and you will be able to negotiate.

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Man and woman sitting in front of an advisor smile while holding a document
Man and woman sitting in front of an advisor smile while holding a document
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5. Respond quickly by getting a loan immediately

National Bank is committed to providing you with the funding for which you were pre-approved. An advisor is available to answer your questions without you having to commit to a loan.
A pre-approval is "yes" in advance for your loan.

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Prequalification or pre-approval—what's the difference?

  Prequalification Pre-approval
Establishes the property price range within your means.    
Helps you predict your future monthly payments.    
No commitment to take out a loan.     
Protects you from rising interest rates for 90 days.    
Shows your seriousness to sellers and brokers.    
Certifies that National Bank will lend you the money.
(Some conditions may apply*).
   

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® NATIONAL BANK ALL-IN-ONE is a registered trademark of National Bank of Canada.

1The rate can be guaranteed for up to 90 days following receipt of the application.

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