Lender says he can pre-qualify us but not pre-approve us until we find a house. Is this normal?Our Lender ( who is a mortgage broker) says that we can only get pre-qualified until we find the house we want to buy. At that time, once he has the address, he can get us pre-approved. He also cannot give us a good faith estimate till then. Is this normal? This is a VA loan We are planning to sell our house but don't want to sell it if we don't qualify for a loan.July 16 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.