WHAT MAKES A MORTGAGE BROKER BETTER THAN A BANK?

You wouldn’t plant a tree before digging a hole. Or bake a cake before adding the eggs. So why start shopping for a house or consider refinancing without first talking to a mortgage broker? Unlike banks and giant online lenders, independent mortgage brokers specialize exclusively in home loans. They can find the best loan for your situation. And because they have access to wholesale rates, they’ll pass those savings along to you (think lower monthly payments!). Mortgage brokers are entrepreneurs who are rooted in your community, and always have your goals and best interests in mind. So you can feel good knowing they have your back throughout the entire process — all the way from pre-approval to closing. 

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The more you know about the home-buying process, the better prepared you’ll be to work with your independent mortgage broker. Check out these helpful tips and strategies.

WHY I WORKED WITH A MORTGAGE broker

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NO MORE RENT

“I’d still be renting right now if it weren’t for my mortgage broker. He got me approved when other places couldn’t.”

Joe C.

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THE REALITY

“I always thought you had to put 20% down to buy a house. But my mortgage broker opened my eyes to other options. I put less down, still with a low monthly payment. And with the money I saved, I was able to spend on décor and upgrades instead."

- Lisa M.

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EASIEST REFI EVER

"We would have refinanced our home long ago if we knew it would be this easy. Our mortgage broker was great to work with. She explained everything at every step and kept things moving quickly.”

- Tim K.

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MY FIRST HOUSE

“I was so nervous about buying my first house. I knew nothing about the process. My mortgage broker made it fast, easy and painless"

- Craig W.