Skip to main content

Why use a Mortgage Broker?

Most of think that mortgage brokers are only for people who have bad credit or were turned down by a bank. Unfortunately, anyone with this kind of outdated thinking could be losing thousands of dollars! New home buyers and all homeowners can save time and money by using the services of a mortgage broker. A mortgage broker has access to many competing lenders, including banks, pension funds, trust companies and even private individuals. While you may arrange a mortgage every five years, mortgage brokers are completing thousands of mortgages each year. This enables them to negotiate better interest rates, which can be passed on to their clients. There are other potential cost savings. On any given day, a particular lender may have a special rate offer for a specific mortgage term.

Many home buyers take the quote from their bank and choose a term and rate offered by the lender without realizing that a mortgage broker may be able to save them up to one percentage point off the posted rate. To ensure you get the best rate, it’s best to contact a mortgage broker at least three or four months before you renew your mortgage or consider a new home purchase. Mortgage brokers can usually guarantee an interest rate for 90-120 days. If rates go up you'll get the guarenteed rate, should rates drop in the meantime, you would get the lower rate. You also need to consider that when you shop from lender to lender, there is an accumulation of inquires on your credit bureau report, affecting your credit rating. This isn’t the case with a mortgage broker who only does one inquiry yet can still get many competing lenders to quote on your business.

What About Fees?

Some people think that using a broker will cost them lots of money. Mortgage brokers usually don't charge any fee because the lender that provides the mortgage pays the mortgage broker a fee for seding a client to the mortgage lender. A fee may still be charged to clients with impaired credit, or when private money is used. Mortgage brokers usually charge a fee to arrange a commercial mortgage. A mortgage broker can potentially save you lots of money. I suggest that you talk to a professional mortgage broker before getting any kind of mortgage. Most of them don't charge any consultation fee, so you got nothing to loose.

Comments

Anonymous said…
For more information on why you should use a Mortgage Broker, please visit my article on the topic at Top 10 Reasons to Use a Mortgage Broker vs. a Bank Lender.
Anonymous said…
A good mortgage broker will clearly state how they charge or do not charge a fee as regulated by the FSA. Therefore mortgage advice (uk) is regulated so search for a good broker near to you.

Popular posts from this blog

ਬੈਂਕ ਆਫ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਵਿਆਜ ਦਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਅਗਲੇ ਵਾਧੇ ਦਾ ਘਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਮਾਲਕਾਂ ਲਈ ਕੀ ਅਰਥ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ?

  ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੇ ਮੌਰਗੇਜ ਬਜ਼ਾਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੁਣ ਤੱਕ ਦੇ ਸਾਲ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀ ਵਿਆਜ ਦਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਵਾਧਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ - ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਕੋਈ ਹੈਰਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਨਤੀਜੇ ਵਜੋਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੇ ਕੈਨੇਡੀਅਨ ਆਪਣੇ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਭਵਿੱਖ ਬਾਰੇ ਚਿੰਤਤ ਹੋ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਇਸ ਦਾ ਸਬੂਤ ਕਈ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਰਵੇਖਣਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਪੂਰੇ ਸਾਲ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਹਨ, ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਹਰੇਕ ਨੇ ਘਰ ਦੇ ਮਾਲਕਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਖਰੀਦਦਾਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਧਦੀ ਦਰ ਦੇ ਮਾਹੌਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਅਤੇ ਅਨਿਸ਼ਚਿਤਤਾ ਦੇ ਵਧ ਰਹੇ ਪੱਧਰਾਂ ਦਾ ਖੁਲਾਸਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ। ਫਰਵਰੀ ਦੇ ਅਖੀਰ ਵਿੱਚ, ਬੈਂਕ ਆਫ ਕੈਨੇਡਾ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਦਰਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਾਧੇ ਦੀ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ, ਅੱਧੇ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਕੈਨੇਡੀਅਨ (55%) ਤਿਮਾਹੀ MNP ਖਪਤਕਾਰ ਕਰਜ਼ਾ ਸੂਚਕਾਂਕ ਦੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ, ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਸਥਿਤੀ 'ਤੇ ਉੱਚ ਦਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਸੰਭਾਵੀ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵ ਬਾਰੇ ਚਿੰਤਤ ਸਨ। ਜੁਲਾਈ ਤੱਕ, ਕੇਂਦਰੀ ਬੈਂਕ ਦੀ ਦਰ-ਵਧਾਊ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਚੱਲ ਰਹੀ ਸੀ - ਅਤੇ 10 ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਛੇ ਕੈਨੇਡੀਅਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਾਧੇ ਤੋਂ ਭਾਰ ਮਹਿਸੂਸ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਸਨ। ਅੱਧਿਆਂ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਜੇ ਦਰਾਂ ਹੋਰ ਵਧਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਤਾਂ ਉਹ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਮੁਸੀਬਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਣਗੇ, ਅਤੇ 56% ਉਧਾਰ ਲੈਣ ਦੀਆਂ ਲਾਗਤਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵਾਧੇ ਦੇ ਰੂਪ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਦਾ ਭੁਗਤਾਨ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਆਪਣੀ ਯੋਗਤਾ ਬਾਰੇ ਚਿੰਤਤ ਸਨ। ਜੂਨ ਦੇ ਅੰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਟੀਡੀ ਦੀ ਤਰਫੋਂ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਗਏ ਇੱਕ ਰੀਅਲ ਅਸਟੇਟ ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਅਨੁਸਾ

Mortgage refinancing – How it helps you avoid an impending foreclosure

Mortgage refinancing – How it helps you avoid an impending foreclosure Author: Peter Gomes If you’re worried about an impending foreclosure due to failure to keep up with your monthly mortgage payments, you may opt to get a refinance home mortgage loan. Regardless of the reason for your failure to make the monthly payments, a mortgage refinance is perhaps the smartest way to avert the possibility of a foreclosure. You might be wondering as to why you would seek refinancing help to save your homeownership rights. Well, read on to know how refinancing helps you avoid a foreclosure. 1. You can lower the interest rates: As you take a new mortgage loan to pay off your original home loan, you can easily lower the interest rate on the new loan. There is a rule that the interest rate on the new loan has be 2% lesser than that on the original loan. This will help you save enough money while refinancing. With lower interest rates, you can also have your monthly payments revised. 2. You

Bank Of Canada Makes No Changes To Interest Rate - September 2013

The Bank of Canada made no change in its key policy interest rate this morning as expected, leaving it at the 1% level it has been at for the past three years. “The global economy continues to expand broadly as expected, but its dynamic has moderated,” the central bank said, adding that conditions “appear to be delaying the anticipated rotation of demand in Canada towards exports and investment.” But it said financial volatility has increased in a number of emerging economies, with the notable exception of China, which it says is still showing "solid" economic growth. This announcement marked the second rate policy decision that new Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has presided over since taking over in June. So far, he hasn't shifted away from the monetary and interest rate policy track set by his predecessor, Mark Carney. The Canadian economy grew by 1.7% in 2012 and the bank is estimating 1.8% expansion this year. Even though the Bank of Canada is not of