Before you start your home search, it's a good idea to find out how much money you can borrow from the bank. Knowing how much you can spend on a house narrows the search -- and you avoid the heartbreak of falling in love with a property that's out of your price range.

And today, many sellers will not entertain an offer that's not accompanied by a mortgage pre-approval.

Grant Barker with Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group is Tyre Realty Group's trained and certified loan originator. He specializes in financing in the Greenville, NC, market. He is prepared to find the right loan program with competitive rates and low down payments for you.

To get pre-approved, you will fill out some paperwork about your finances. Grant will verify the information, check your credit score and calculate your debt-to-income ratio.

Then he will tell you how much you can borrow for your mortgage.

If you are interested in getting pre-qualified, fill out the form here.