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Jun 11 2017

How to Get a Mortgage From Mortgage Brokers #ideal #home #loans

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Where to Get a Mortgage

By Elizabeth Weintraub. Home Buying/Selling Expert

Elizabeth Weintraub has an extensive background in real estate spanning more than 30 years, including experience in related industries such as title and escrow. She is a full-time broker-associate at Lyon Real Estate’s midtown Sacramento office and is recognized as a top producer. She is also a Life Member of the Master’s Club, an honor bestowed by the Sacramento Board of REALTORS , and ranks in the top 1% of all the agents at Lyon Real Estate.

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Most home buyers finance real estate, which means almost all home buyers will need to get a real estate loan. So what are your lending choices? Where can you get a real estate loan? Which type of real estate lender is best?

You can get a loan from a variety of sources such as:

Almost 25% of all the real estate loans made in the United States originate from mortgage brokers. This percentage has dropped in half from 2006. A mortgage broker is a middle-person who brings together lenders and borrowers. A mortgage broker can sometimes be a mortgage banker, but not all mortgage bankers are mortgage brokers.

Mortgage brokers each work with different lenders, sometimes hundreds. It s important to ask about the variety of products offered as this will vary from broker to broker.

Your choices are dependent on the broker s number of working relationships.

  • Fees are paid by the buyer or lender or both.
  • Loans at par mean the buyer is not paying a fee .
  • Mortgage brokers can also operate as up-front mortgage brokers, meaning they will negotiate a fee directly with the buyer in exchange for shopping for the lowest (wholesale) interest rate fees.

Commercial Mortgage Bankers

Commercial mortgage bankers, as you may have guessed, work for a bank. They may represent more than one bank but the loans they make are bank loans. funded by the bank.

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  • Fees are generally not negotiable and are set by bank policy.
  • Loan products are limited to those the bank offers.
  • The banker may not be licensed as many are required only to be registered with a registry.

Commercial Banks

Citigroup, Bank of America. and Wells Fargo are good examples of well known commercial banks. Commercial banks offer a wide variety of services. In fact, you probably have a bank like this in your neighborhood.

  • Primary source of business is not making mortgage loans.
  • Bank rates are competitive.
  • Your bank may offer a discount or incentive on your loan if you maintain a checking or savings account at that institution.

Savings Loan Associations

Savings and loans accept deposits from customers into savings / money market accounts and pay interest on those accounts. To prevent a relapse like the S L crisis in the 1980s, President Bush in 1989 signed the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). Many savings and loans are now regulated by the Department of U. S. Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision.

  • Primary source of business is making real estate loans.
  • Savings and loans do not make business or commercial loans but lend for construction, purchase or home improvement purposes.
  • The process for obtaining a mortgage is a bit easier than going to a commercial bank .

These institutions are regularly under attack by lending competitors because credit unions do not pay federal taxes and enjoy certain taxable advantages that other lending institutions do not. They are formed by a group of individuals with a common interest such as state government and community education employees or religious groups.

  • Customers must meet qualifications to be eligible for membership.
  • Interest rates and terms are typically very attractive and competitive.
  • Many credit unions do not sell their mortgage loans on the secondary market .

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