Customers need to be vigilant about how fees are charged. You might end up paying more for a loan that doesn’t give you what you need. Some mortgage brokers steer to a particular lender or group of lenders. It’s a good idea to ask which lenders a broker works with before you start working with them. Discussing your mortgage broker with your real estate agent can give you some insight as to who might provide you the best possible loan and at a reasonable cost.
Remember, the mortgage broker isn’t going to be pocketing monthly interest from your loan because she’s not lending you the money. Instead, the bulk of his or her income is based on fees. These fees include appraisal and credit inquiry expenses, application processing fees, closing costs including notary services, document preparation, escrow services, title insurance and recording fees. You should also know that many of these costs are based on the amount of the loan, so when you borrow more, you’ll pay more.
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