Choice is a beautiful thing – especially when searching for a mortgage. There are many options available, but only a mortgage broker can bring together offerings from multiple lenders – including banks, credit unions and trust companies – and present you with the very best mortgage products and rates to meet your unique needs.
Professional advice is important when making among the largest financial decisions of your life. Mortgage brokers negotiate with lenders on behalf of borrowers daily, so they know the ins and outs of what’s really important when arranging a mortgage based on both the immediate and longer-term needs of each borrower.
Whether you’re in the market to purchase your first home, looking to buy another property or if it’s time to renew or refinance an existing mortgage, the services offered by a mortgage broker are truly invaluable.
Think longer term
As your mortgage agent I will look at your current financial situation and also consider your longer-term goals when helping you select a mortgage that’s right for you.
By discussing your longer-term needs and goals with you at the onset of your home and mortgage shopping experience, I will also help ensure you look for properties within your means – avoiding the disappointment of falling in love with a home you simply can’t afford.
Not only will I ensure you’re preapproved for a mortgage so you know what you can afford upfront, but, should rates increase during your preapproval period, you can also be rest assured you’ll be offered the lowest available rate.
While your mortgage rate plays an important role in the affordability of your mortgage, there are a lot of other factors that can end up costing you more down the road if you fail to consider them when negotiating your mortgage terms.
If you opt for a five-year, fixed-rate, “no frills” mortgage product to take advantage of a great rate upfront, for instance, but you then decide to move before the five-year term is up, you may face thousands of dollars in penalties to break your mortgage. These penalties can far outweigh any savings you made in opting for a lower upfront rate.
It’s just as important to negotiate your mortgage product and rate at your mortgage renewal time as it is the very first time you get a mortgage.
I will stay in touch with you throughout the life of your mortgage and help you every step of the way. This enables me to reevaluate your needs annually, and assist you with a refinance when you’re in need of extra money for such things as paying for renovations or your children’s education. You may also wish to buy an investment or rental property down the road.