Do you have a mortgage that’s coming up for renewal and the mortgage broker that you originally arranged your mortgage through is no longer in business?
The Mortgage Centre can adopt you!
At The Mortgage Centre, we love brokering a mortgage, but it’s a tough business. That’s because it’s purely commissioned based. In the majority of cases, mortgage brokers don’t charge their clients a fee – they get paid a small commission based on the financial institution the borrower chooses. Only in a few cases do mortgage brokers charge a fee. Such as, if the borrower is considered a higher credit risk because of weak credit or job instability. So, many mortgage brokers can’t make a living because of the commissioned-based business.
Whenever your mortgage comes up for renewal, people who use mortgage brokers know it’s time for their broker to help them get another great mortgage. The value-added service and advice that brokers bring to their clients is that they help negotiate a new mortgage (possibly at another institution that has a more-competitive rate), normally at no cost.
If you find that you need to make adjustments to your mortgage, such as changing the amortization, mortgage amount, or you’re just moving to another house – a mortgage broker can help you with that too.
We work with most chartered banks and wholesale mortgage lenders and can access just about any mortgage lender in Canada.
If you currently have a mortgage with a bank, and are looking for a second opinion – most mortgage brokers will set aside time to help you shop the mortgage market to get a better rate. We’ve found that normally upon mortgage renewals, financial institutions may not offer a competitive rate.
Keep in mind there’s more to a mortgage that just a rate. Often times the lowest mortgage rate means that you need to sacrifice pre-payment options, or pay hefty penalties should you need to make adjustments to the mortgage in the future. Mortgage brokers will help you identify the best mortgage out there that fits your financial needs and balances rates and features.
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