found a house that I love. Not preapproved yet… So today I start looking around for various places to get preapproved and I notice that none of them (local credit union, local mortgage lender, and online mortgage lenders) say anything about preapproval — they all simply talk of “Applying”.
Do I just need to talk to an officer at each location and say I’m only interested in being preapproved? Or am I misunderstanding the process? Thanks