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Hi Mike,

My wife and I are looking to buy our first house around February of 2003, and I was wondering how far ahead I should be looking to pre-qualify for a mortgage, and if anyone knows a good mortgage lender for Southern New Jersey.

You are way, WAY ahead of the game here. I recommend you take the time now to start sniffing around to find a loan officer you can trust & feel comfortable with.

Spend as much time as you can stand surfing the archives of these boards and you will be well-armed.

With more knowledge as a Fool, and the market access you'll get from a great loan officer, you'll do far better than any other option.

Also, does anyone know how good internet lenders are? Ie... lending tree, etc. Thanks for the help, I look forward to hearing from you all.

Lot's of nightmare stories in the past about lending tree... but I've never used them so I can't speak 1st hand. I do know I get a lot of refi clients burned from their internet experiences... but there's Fools her that LOVE the internet lenders.

Guess I'm not much help there... but then I'm

Dave Donhoff
Foolish Mortgage Broker
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