Should I get a pre-approval before making an offer on a house?I previously submitted an offer on a house with a pre-qual letter from my broker. I had completed the loan application but my broker have not processed my application. Her reason being that I don't have an accepted offer yet and that pre-approval will not be valid 3-4 months with the rate constantly changing.Please help me understand the following- Should I get multiple GFE and get pre-approval with 2 best offers?- Should I get a pre-app before making offer? How long is a pre-approval good for? - Will my loan app get reprocessed if I can't find a house 3-4 months from now?- How my credit score will be affected if these loan processes and credit pulls occur out of the 30 days range.Thanks for reading!July 01 2009 - San Diego00YesReport 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.