If you’re like most people who are buying a home, condo or land for sale in or around Lake City, you’ve heard the term mortgage broker.
But what does it mean?
Here’s what you need to know.
What is a Mortgage Broker?
A mortgage broker is a professional who helps you find the best lender and loan program for your needs. If you’re overwhelmed by the mortgage process, or if you’re not sure what will work best for you in the long-term, you may want to hire a mortgage broker.
Benefits of a Mortgage Broker
Some people find it’s best to work with a mortgage broker because he or she will look for the best terms and rates for them. You may end up being able to save quite a bit of money over the life of a loan, and it’s convenient for people who want more than one or two quotes.
How Much Does a Mortgage Broker Charge?
Mortgage broker fees range between 1 percent and 2 percent of the home loan you eventually borrow. The broker can be paid by the lender or by the borrower, so you’ll need to find out from the broker you want to work with so you’re not surprised with a bill.
How to Find a Mortgage Broker
You can ask your Lake City real estate agent for a referral to a good local mortgage broker, or you can start searching on your own online. Talk to a few before you hire one, though – like anything else in life, shopping around usually pays off (that’s why you’re hiring a mortgage broker, isn’t it?).
Are You Buying a Home or Land for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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