Pre-Qualify or Pre-Approval?I am ready to meet with a lender and show all financial statements, w-2's, bank statements, etc....I understand pre-approval carries more weight than pre-qualified. How does this work? Do I receive a formal letter in writing for pre-approval and then start house hunting? My wife and I have a good idea on the mortgage amount/limit. Also, is there a time limit for being approved ie...for 30-60 days etc....Any suggestions are appreciated...November 30 2010 - Orlando00YesReport 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.