The more you know about the mortgage process the better. Visit Zillow's Mortgage Education Center, and access a wealth of mortgage information and helpful tips here.
Getting prequalified for a home loan is an essential first step in the buying process. Find out exactly how much home you can afford based on your income, debt, and other factors. It can also help you lock in a good interest rate and it puts you in a stronger bargaining position with the seller once you find the home you want.