Many Buyers pay 1-3% too much for their loan in up-front costs, even after "shopping" for lenders. Some choose a lender solely based on which one has the lowest up-front costs, but they end up paying for it by getting an interest rate that is higher than they qualify for. Others unnecessarily pay too much in fees in order to get the lowest interest rate.
Shopping for a loan does not have to be difficult or complicated. The key is to take control of the process, get organized, and make sure you do it right.
Here are some basics on ONE way to shop for a loan. Click each link for more information on each topic:
- Shop the lenders on the same day and at the same time
This first rule is not only the fairest way to shop for a loan (for the lenders), but it also keeps you from cheating yourself by using incorrect data to make a decision.
Many Buyers make the mistake of getting a quote from one lender on Friday, another on Monday and another on Tuesday. The reason this gives you inaccurate data is because the market affects the rates. You can't shop for quotes on different days and fairly compare the lenders. You can't even always shop your lenders at different times on the same day.
Pre-Schedule the day and time you want to get their quotes on and then you can make a fair comparison.
- Make sure all the lenders have the same facts
- Figure out the TOTAL Cost of the LoanSM
- Don't skip the "shopping" even if you have a "friend" in the business or a "company special"
- Ask for References!
- A few extras
As advocates for the Home BUYER, one of the ways we protect our clients above and beyond what most traditional agents do is by offering to help them evaluate lenders and loan options using our TOTAL Cost of the LoanSM system.
If you have excellent credit and will be buying a $300,000-$800,000 home within 90 days and would like an agent who will work exclusively for you, make sure you get an Agent on YOUR side of the transaction! Make sure you hire an E B A!
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