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15 Aug

Reason #10 To Consult a Mortgage Broker: Money


Posted by: Sarah Boudreau

Reason #10 To Use a Mortgage Broker: Money

Everyone always wants the best interest rate, that’s a given, and yes, often a mortgage broker can actually get you a better rate from your very own bank than you can. Mortgage brokers also have access to a very large pool of lenders that cannot be accessed by the general public. Many of these are smaller, otherwise known as Monoline Lenders, who often offer bulk discounts on mortgage products and offer rock bottom rates. interest rates are changing on a daily basis. We are always up to date with the rates and terms each lending institution is offering.

Aside from rate, there are many other factors to consider when choosing a mortgage. Payout penalties, for example, can be a huge cost if you terminate your mortgage before the term is up. It is important to understand how your mortgage lender calculates the penalty. A mortgage broker can save client ten’s of thousands of dollars over the term, just by placing the mortgage with a lender who has a more lenient penalty, or into a mortgage term that has a lesser penalty.

Utilizing pre-payment privileges can also be an integral part of the overall mortgage planning. A good mortgage broker will help you strategize this and have you mortgage paid off as quickly as possible.

The various insurer programs like the Purchase-Plus-Improvements and the CMHC Green program can save buyers a ton of money by creating the opportunity to capitalize improvements and renovations into the low-rate mortgage, rather than carrying the cost on a much higher rate credit card or line of credit.

Don’t leave money on the table- make sure you call a trusted mortgage advisor for a free mortgage consultation before you sign with your bank.

As Always, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.