What Kind Of Mortgage Lender Is Best?

By Debbie Wilson
Mortgage Columnist

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When looking to obtain a new home loan, you'll no doubt come in contact with many mortgage lenders, each with its strengths and weaknesses. So how do you know which mortgage lender is "best"? Read on to find out more.

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"Best" truly is a relative term. And whether you're looking to obtain a new home loan or refinance a current home loan, not all mortgage lenders are alike. Each mortgage lending institution has its' strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, each branch within a lending institution can have surprisingly different services available as well. If you talk to a mortgage broker, you'll probably get a multitude of reasons why they think one particular home loan is better for you than another. But truth be told, a mortgage broker's track record should speak for itself, loud and clear.

Choose A Good Mortgage Officer First

When deciding upon a new home loan, more often than not, it is the mortgage officer that makes the difference, not the institution. Why? Well, a mortgage officer is the one to actually help you get the home loan approved and deliver a quality loan, at least in theory anyway. So, look for someone with a proven track record - dependable, ethical, trustworthy, and above all, an advocate for you and your needs, not the institution's.

Now that you know how to choose the "best" mortgage lender for your new home loan, what are you waiting for? Get started on your search today and start enjoying your new home tomorrow. Happy hunting!

About the Author
Debbie Wilson owns and operates a lakeside resort. Her previous experience includes profitability consulting for a national healthcare company. Debbie holds a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Physical Education.

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