Learning about Mortgage Brokers
Finding a new home to buy is a lot easier if you work with a real estate brokerage. The agents there can advise you on which neighbourhoods are the best fit for you and your family, what your money will buy in different areas of the city, and whether your home is likely to appreciate in value in the near future. They will also advise you to use their trusted mortgage brokers to help with the purchase price. Understanding mortgages is important, and there are plenty of self-help audio books out there to help you understand different types of mortgages. If you aren't familiar with this type of financing, an ebook or audio book might be a good starting point in your education, but it's no substitute for personal advice.
People who want things done right hire real mortgage brokers. Without one, you risk screwing up some important aspect of the paperwork and leaving yourself open to expensive cancellation fees, and unexpected interest rate rises. You may also overlook some crucial part of the purchase process and end up purchasing a house that is outside of your top mortgage amount. With the fees for a broker coming out of the mortgage, why not get someone on your side? It's free for you and could save you thousands in the long run!
Most people make their offers conditional on their getting approved for the money they need to buy the home from the bank. But what if your bank says no? Do you know who else to turn to? Are you aware of what someone with your income and credit history would qualify for at each of the different area lenders? Finding these things out can take time - time you don't have if the seller is breathing down your neck, waiting for you to come up with the money so you can close the deal.
Don't have time to listen to a book? Hire a mortgage broker. Here's a list of mortgage brokers you can work with:
A broker's job is to match you up with the mortgage product that represents the best deal in the long run for you, so they know all of the mortgage products and all of the requirements from all of the lenders. With a broker greasing the wheels, your application process will be quicker and more likely to result in approval.