There are many things to think about when you decide it's time to purchase a home. Getting your finances in order is the most important part of the process -- without financing, you cannot get the home that steals your heart.
There are many different options for financing, but with all these options come many rules, regulations and sub-options…not to mention all the clauses and fine print. To help you navigate through the financing of homeownership, why not consult an expert. Here are some of the many reasons and advantages to using a Mortgage Broker/Agent.
They work for YOU…Mortgage brokers/agents are not tied to a certain bank or company. The options they have available to them include EVERYTHING that is available (Banks, Credit Unions, Trust Companies, Lending Companies, and more). They are able to find the BEST financing for YOU!
Get your credit checked ONCE -- it actually hurts your credit to have it checked multiple times. When shopping around, you are having your credit checked at every stop -- by the time you find the mortgage you like, you might not have the required credit score.
TIME is precious -- save YOUR time for house hunting and not researching and looking for the perfect mortgage. This is exactly what a mortgage broker does…they search all the options for you.
Leave the NEGOTIATIONS to the experts -- they have the knowledge and know how to negotiate competitive rates as well as terms and conditions that suit you…things that your bank may not be able to offer you. There are also add-ons or special deals that may be attractive to you or possibly only available to brokers.
UNDERSTAND your mortgage -- A mortgage broker will be able to help you understand all the financing jargon and be able to explain it to you in plain language. Your home is a huge investment - you want to ensure that you fully understand all the terms and conditions as well as the fine print on your mortgage.
QUICK & EFFICIENT -- Once you have made an offer on a home, things can move very quickly. A mortgage broker works quickly and efficiently to ensure that your financing is right for you and secured in time to meet conditions. They also ensure that the mortgage transaction happens on-time and without flaw on closing day.
So…yeah there are lots of advantages to using a mortgage broker…but at what CO$T??!? NOTHING out of your pocket!! They are paid by financial institutions a commission like your real estate agent. They only get paid once you are happily in your new home!