If you’re thinking of applying for a home Mortgage, you’ve got to consider how you will get one
and where it might come from. Of course, you have the option of contacting a lender directly and applying for a Mortgage in that way, but that’s not always the easiest and most effective route in getting your Mortgage granted. Like any other decision in life, there are advantages and disadvantages of using an Arizona Mortgage Broker over a direct lender. The pros and cons are outlined below.
If you go to a lender, plan on doing your own homework. You need to know the types of Mortgages, a little bit about each of them, and most importantly, exactly what you’re looking for. They aren’t going to hold your hand through the process. You will also need to speak with several lenders because interest rates vary from bank to bank and you don’t want to be stuck with the first (and possibly the highest!) lending institution you go to. Essentially, a lender is going to either grant or deny your request for a Mortgage—they’re not going to do the shopping around or comparing for you. Another disadvantage to using a lender directly is that if you don’t apply correctly or make a mistake in representing yourself and get denied, there is no backtracking. You’re stuck with the “no” answer and there’s just not a whole lot you can do about it. The process of starting over can be time consuming, but it’s not impossible to work through.
An Arizona mortgage broker, on the other hand, is an awesome resource if one of these situations sounds like yours:
-You have poor credit history or no credit
-You don’t know much about real estate
-You don’t know exactly what kind of Mortgage you’re looking for
-You’re a first time home buyer
An Arizona mortgage broker will act as the go-between for you and the lender. They will shop around for you and do all the legwork. They compare interest rates to bring you the best and lowest payment option possible. They also know the real estate world—all the ins and outs. They can fill out an application for you that represents you in the best light, while still being honest. Often, people find that when they use an Arizona mortgage broker, they qualify for a Mortgage when they wouldn’t otherwise.
Level 4 Funding LLC
Tel: (623) 582-4444 | Fax: (888) 279-6917
NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
23335 N 18th Drive Suite 120
Phoenix AZ 85027