I am a first time home buyer and would like to shop around for the best deals/rates. I’d like to get pre-approved for a loan. I’d also like to shop around for the best terms, interest rates, etc. I’d also like to make sure I am pre-approved for the right amount (for the house that I want and can afford). Is it a good idea to apply for pre-approval to more than one lender so I can pick the best offer? I know it might be negative for a lender to see my credit report be pulled from different lenders. Would they see that as someone looking for the best loan or as someone looking to over extend their credit? Would they be able to tell the credit checks were pulled for a mortgage application? I’ll probably have more questions, but I guess I should wait for the answer to this one before jumping the gun. Thanks in advance.