Choosing the right mortgage loan officer is one of the most important aspects when trying to find the right one from the various mortgages on offer. The market is very competitive these days and some mortgage lenders will say almost anything to persuade you to get a loan with them. You need to find someone who is on your side and is looking after your interests well.
There is a little minefield in the process which means that often the real estate company and the financial institution may be connected. They will often be paid on a commission basis so it is in both their interests to encourage you to purchase the costliest property that you can. It may not however be in your best interests.
Some lenders will tell you about a special rate of interest they offered another home purchaser but won’t tell you that that person had an excellent credit rating, a large deposit and a very safe and secure income. All those things will help to lower the interest rate.
Discuss with your advisor such things as how long you want to stay in the property. If you expect to move in a short time, a different type of mortgage may be better for you than if you intend staying there for the rest of your life.
They will also be aware of the current fixed interest rates as well as the variable ones. My personal feeling is that rates are as low as they have ever been so fixing the rate is a good idea. If the rates should shoot up for some reason you will be in a good place. Another thing they will help you with is untangling the small print. Lots of offers will appear brilliant on the surface but will have hidden charges or will increase enormously after an initial period. The cheapest rate now may not be the best long term.
Getting a mortgage should not be something you take lightly, It is, after all, a debt that you will have for a long time. Because of this you need to make sure that the one you eventually pick is right for you. The right mortgage loan officer will be able to make sure that this is the case.