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A mortgage broker is a licensed professional who compares mortgages from a variety of lenders to find the best option for their clients. They negotiate mortgage loans on behalf of borrowers, handling the process from start to finish.
Mortgage brokers have access to a wide range of mortgage products and lenders, including those not directly available to consumers. They can negotiate on your behalf to get you better interest rates and terms that suit your needs.
Most mortgage brokers are paid by lenders in the form of a commission, which is usually a small percentage of the loan amount. Some mortgage brokers may charge a fee directly to the client, but this should be disclosed upfront.
Typically, you would need to provide proof of identity, proof of income (such as pay stubs or tax returns), bank statements, and information about your assets and debts.
Mortgage brokers can provide a variety of mortgage products, including fixed-rate mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, conventional mortgages, FHA loans, VA loans, jumbo loans, and more.
The FSRA regulates mortgage brokers in Ontario to protect the public interest and enhance public confidence in the sectors it regulates. It sets the standards and requirements that brokers must meet to get and maintain their license.
Yes, in most cases, a down payment is necessary when applying for a mortgage. The minimum down payment in Canada is 5% for homes under $500,000, but it increases for homes priced higher.
Yes, a mortgage broker can help even if you have bad credit. They have access to lenders who specialize in providing mortgages to people with less-than-perfect credit scores.