Purchasing a home in Kamloops is one of the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, and a mortgage can also be a powerful financial tool. No surprise then that a growing number of Canadians have started to ask some smart questions about their mortgage when considering purchasing real estate. In fact, more than 40% of all Canadian mortgages are now arranged through mortgage brokers. Why? Read on;
Choice. A broker has access to mortgages from a huge range of lenders – so their clients have by far the best choice of rates and mortgage options. With partners in a vast network of over 30 lending institutions, including banks, credit unions, trusts, national and regional lenders, and non-traditional lenders, your broker can help design the perfect mortgage for you.
Independence and objectivity. A mortgage broker actually works for you, not for any one lender. That kind of objectivity means that you – the client – are the focus. They fit the mortgage to the client, not the other way around. You’ll get the best rate for your situation.
Promotions. You may not realize it, but there are sales and promotions in the mortgage world, too. Lenders often offer special rate promotions, for example. Your broker will know about these special offers, and whether they might work in your situation.
Expertise. With 35-year amortizations, re-advanceable mortgages (mortgage combined with a line of credit), no income documentation products for the self employed, credit repair and debt consolidation solutions, today there are mortgages for almost any situation. And your independent mortgage broker knows them all. That’s what you want: someone who’s focused on the mortgage marketplace and your needs.
Rates. Getting a lower rate can potentially save you thousands of dollars. That’s why more homeowners are more likely to call a mortgage broker to check out their options for their first mortgage and at renewal. Call early; your mortgage broker can usually guarantee an interest rate for 90-120 days.
One credit inquiry. Rate-shopping on your own can actually be hazardous to your credit. Every time a lender checks your credit, the credit bureaus take notice. Too many inquiries and your credit rating can weaken, possibly affecting the rate and terms of your mortgage. Your broker does one inquiry only, regardless how many lenders you’re looking at.
No cost to you (o.a.c). As a rule, the winning lender pays compensation to your broker for the services and solution provided.
Personal attention. You need a mortgage plan that is a custom fit for you, and a broker who keeps in touch with you during your mortgage years. Keep in mind that their business is built primarily through referrals from satisfied customers, so your positive mortgage experience is essential for their ongoing business growth.
Your mortgage is a big decision and a powerful financial tool. For your next mortgage contact me anytime. I am a local Kamloops mortgage broker who is trained and ready to help you achieve your financial and home ownership goals.Brenda Colman, Mortgage Consultant, Invis Kamloops P. 250-318-8118 E. ac.sivninull@namlocadnerb W. www.BrendaColman.ca