To buy your first home, you likely will need a mortgage. In fact, before you even start looking at houses, you should look into your mortgage prospects.If you have good credit, a healthy income and money in the bank, you’ll be able to secure mortgage preapproval quickly and proceed straight to the homebuying process. But if you have less-than-stellar credit, are self-employed or have little cash to bring to the table, you’ll want to start the process way before you look at houses – maybe more than a year before.
Does the adjective healthy in financial contexts mean sure? In this case, based on my perception it means a sure and coming-every-month income.
Does the word secure here mean gain ?
When saying proceed straight, does it mean to go in that way straight?