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Pre approval- How long does is usually take?

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Pre approval- How long does is usually take?

I applied for a usda(620 middle score requirement) mortgage loan on today my current ficos are TU 635 and EQ 658. I do understand that the score may be different from what the lender may get. I spoke to lender at about 10am (eastern time). The agent said that she would get back to me this afternoon, but has not done so yet. So now I am a little worried that my middle score may not have met requirements... how long did it take for others to get a response for pre approvals? 

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Re: Pre approval- How long does is usually take?

It only takes them a couple minutes to enter it into the computer.

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Re: Pre approval- How long does is usually take?

took me a month, just received my letter last week.


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Current Experian Score: 634 (Lender pull)
Current Equifax Score: previous 668, 680 as of 11/12/13 lender pull
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Re: Pre approval- How long does is usually take?

My preapproval took less than an hour. If you have no credit issues and your score qualifies, preapprovals are usually super quick. They run your credit and draft up a letter and then you start shopping.

I know USDA loans take longer than FHA and Conventional overall so that may be why it is taking so long.
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Re: Pre approval- How long does is usually take?

I finally got mine last night with conditional approvals and it took 1 week to turn around. I do not think I will be going with this company.  I have an apt with Chase and Trustco as well.

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