When to consult a mortgage broker.Always consult with a mortgage broker before you even start searching for a home. Know your buying power upfront. It prevents disappointment when the house you love is too expensive. Conversely, it may prove you can afford more house than you believed. Additionally, if you start the process early, it can save you time and money with a quicker close.November 19 2011 - New Canaan11YesReport 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.