Violetsmom.....I wonder by chance if we have the same LO, we have the exact same situation.
After I posted this today, the LO assistant emailed me back letting me know that we should have an answer of pre approval back in March sometime....well ummm hate to burst their bubble but we HAVE to know by end of March if we get approved or not that way we know what to tell our apartment if we need to renew our lease or if we are moving. I will give them till March 12, then I will demand an answer. I dont understand why it woud take that long for them to give us a pre approval, I wonder if it is because it a house that is being built and they know they have sevearal months to get the loan process done.
Oh well. We are headed to Disney World tomorrow so I am not going to think about it and have a wonderful time enjoying our family vacation!!
I will get in touch with the realtor...our sales lady set us up with a realtor, who is actually paying 1% of our closing costs for us. I will contact her and see if she can help us. Thank you.