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Thursday, November 4, 2010

First National - Lifestyle

Why it pays to stay in touch with your mortgage broker
When you were researching your options for your current mortgage, you probably spent a fair bit of time speaking with your mortgage broker. You may not realize that your mortgage broker can still be a valuable resource many years from now.


Your broker understands your needs. Whatever situation you might find yourself in as a homeowner, your broker has extensive experience providing with mortgage advice to others in similar scenarios, whether it’s buying, selling, or refinancing.


Your broker understands the market. You can count on an independent view of what’s happening in the markets. Your broker stays on top of the trends in real estate financing and other economic conditions and is aware of new developments and products that could be useful to you.


Your broker is a source of advice and knowledge about refinancing. If you’re thinking of refinancing, your mortgage broker is one of the first people you should speak to. He or she will again review your goals and outline your options, so you can make an informed decision.


Your broker can refer you to good people. Your mortgage broker regularly works with lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, and lawyers who specialize in real estate. If you ever need a referral – for example, if you are looking for a real estate agent to help you find your next home – your broker can provide you with recommendations.