Shopping And .paring For The Best Home

Mortgage-Refinance When shopping for a home mortgage loan , it is important to make sure that you .pare home loan offers to see if you are getting the best deal. But for many home buyers .paring home loans is not an easy task. Below are some easy steps so you can do to .pare several different mortgage loan offers and make sure you are getting the best conceivable home loan. Verify that your loan consultant has a National Mortgage Licensing System Number The first step you will need to do is make sure that you are dealing with a licensed mortgage originator . Effective in 2010 , both home loan bankers and mortgage brokers have to be licensed. Each loan officer must have a license number that is part of the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). Each loan originator must display their NMLS number on any form of marketing materials, website, and any other advertisements. You should always ask a loan consultant if they have a NMLS number. Finally, loan consultants can only originate loans in states they have a license in. For example, if I have a mortgage license in Texas, then I can only do Texas home loans. .pare Apples to Apples The hardest thing to do when shopping for a home mortgage loan is trying to .pare mortgage proposals from all the different .panies . The reason for this is that many lenders have different closing cost and offer different rates, but if you understand how to ask the right questions, this process can be much easier. First, do not ask the question, What is the best rate you can give me. This question is so open ended and closing cost plays a major factor in the rate. The best rate a .pany can offer you will have the most closing cost. When trying to .pare mortgage proposals from other .panies, this can be tricky. Instead, you should ask the question, What is the mortgage lender closing cost associated with a 30-year FIXED rate home mortgage at X%? This question is direct and will make choosing a mortgage lender much easier! Every home loan lender can tell you what the lender closing cost will be at a specific rate. For example, Lender A charges $2100 in lender cost for a rate of X% and .pany B will charge $2500 in lender closing cost for the same rate. When .paring these numbers, it is easy to see that the .pany A is offering the best deal! When .paring closing cost, only .pare the LENDER closing cost. Most mortgage .panies will estimate 3rd party charges like title .pany fees or attorney fees and prepaid items like property taxes and home owners insurance. These fees are estimated and are charged by other .panies other than the mortgage lender . Lets use the same lenders in the example above and say that .pany A estimated prepaid and 3rd party fees at $3500. .pany B estimated these fees at $2500. When you add their home loan lender fees to the closing cost estimate, .pany A is at $5600 and .pany B is at $5000. It looks like .pany B is offering the best proposal , but since these are only estimates, .pany A is still offering the best deal since they have $400 less in LENDER fees. Think of LENDER fees as the charge for the interest rate. These are also the fees that the home loan lender has control over! Finally, when .paring mortgage loans, .pare like rate offers meaning that if you are getting a quote for a 30-year loan at 4.75%, make sure that all offers you are .paring have the same rate. Also, make sure you are .paring the rate with the same mortgage program. For example, .pare FHA home loan rates with other FHA home loan rates. You do not want to .pare a FHA home loan with a Conventional mortgage loan since these are two different types of mortgage programs. Hopefully this will help when shopping for a mortgage loan. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: