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Mortgage approval good for how long?

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Frequent Contributor

Mortgage approval good for how long?

Say i get approved Nov 1, how long would that approval be good for?  I want to take my time home shopping and make sure i get the location i want.

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Super Contributor

Re: Mortgage approval good for how long?

Our pre-qual was good for 90 days. I am unsure if it differs by lender.

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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Senior Contributor

Re: Mortgage approval good for how long?

30 to 90 days depending on lender.

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Established Contributor

Re: Mortgage approval good for how long?

My bank told me 90 days....but I'm sure it varies

FAKO scores in April: TU 573 EQ 586 (Ya gotta start somewhere!)
Actual Scores July 2015 TU 614, EQ 651, EX 572 October 7, 2015 TU 642, EQ 679, EX 651 Updated December 9, 2015 TU 706, EQ 708 EX 684 Updated Sept. 30, 2016 TU 674 EQ 668 EX 660 Oct 2018 Fico TU 625, EQ, 631, EX 625
Capital One Quicksilver MC $500-$1,500-$2,000 / Discover IT $500-$800-$1200-$1800-$2300-$3200 / Capital One Plat. $500-$1500-$2000 / Chase Freedom $500-$1000-$2000 / AMEX Blue Everyday $2,000 / CITI Dble Cash $1,200-$1800 / Mercury $2000 / Kohls $400- $600-$1500 / Old Navy $600.00-$1200 / Victoria Secret $500-$750 TOTAL=$21,350
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Mortgage approval good for how long?

My conditional approval was good for 30 days.   

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