You can get help from mortgage specialists to discuss borrowing needs, budget allowances and current mortgage rates, and calculate the amount required for payment and client s credit worthiness. It is better to deal with a company than a bank, as banks are direct lenders or sellers of loans and retain servicing rights. Whereas companies have panels of brokers to meet with prospective buyers.
A friend had a tough time with her mortgage company. She fully trusted the person dealing with her account, and when her lawyer went through the contract he found that the mortgage company had imposed higher interest rates. Most companies offer a fixed interest rate for minimum of five years before a prepayment penalty becomes legally permissible.
The best time to apply for a mortgage is when interest rates are low, as
extra sops are offered by mortgage companies to lure customers. Generally we are
unaware of low interest rates offered in the market and fall into the trap of
unscrupulous New York mortgage companies.
It is inadvisable to approach mortgage companies directly without knowledge
of intricacies of the game. We end up paying extra by way of higher interest
rates. On other hand, we can save on broker fees added to mortgage interest
rates. Certain companies are fronts for banks or other lenders, and one ends up
paying more. A better bet is a medium-sized company that is flexible towards
your requirements and provides personal service.