Today’s BLOG comes from our Our House Magazine. My unbiased opinion *wink*, is that everyone should use a mortgage broker. Even if it just to get a second opinion. A good mortgage broker will tell you the truth if your bank has a good offer or explain why their own offering may be better!
Enjoy the article!
WHY I CHOSE A MORTGAGE BROKER? OUR HOUSE MAGAZINE – WINTER
Amanda Moss and her husband Robert have had a mortgage on various properties for almost 10 years. The Chilliwack B.C. couple was a few years into their mortgage term, but looking to pay off some extra bills and clear up some financing. They hadn’t considered the option of refinancing until Amanda got some advice of a friend. The friend recommended a mortgage broker to help them through the refinancing process. The couple is now back on sold financial footing thanks to the help of their Dominion Lending Centres mortgage broker.
Why did you choose a mortgage broker?
I happened to be on a girl’s trip to Seattle and I mentioned to a friend, because my husband and I both make decent income, we wanted to refinance. She said she had the perfect broker for me. When I got back to Seattle I called him right away.
How was your experience working with a mortgage broker?
I had a really great experience with Dominion Lending Centres and with my mortgage broker. He was very professional and went out of his way to reassure us through the process. Refinancing can be stressful, with so much paperwork and questions along the way, but our broker was always willing to provide advice and even dropped by our house to pick up documents. Overall it was a great experience!
What advice would you give someone in your situation?
Managing your finances can be very stressful. Our mortgage broker was able to lower our monthly payments which has allowed us to focus on our family and worry less about money. My husband and I found that dealing with a mortgage broker was easy, and also and provided us with multiple lending options, so that we could get the best rate possible. This was a nice change from just dealing with one bank. My advice to you is to be open to using a mortgage broker as they fight for you and your best interest.