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What is a Mortgage Broker? What is a Mortgage Broker?

By Beth Drucker

To get approved for a mortgage you will often need to hire a mortgage broker to act as an intermediary between yourself and the bank. Here is some advice on what he can do for you and how best to approach the process.

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Fixed Rate vs ARM Fixed Rate vs ARM

By Derren Peters

Speaking with a mortgage professional, or visiting a bank's website, will introduce a number of different mortgage packages and products designed for different types of customers (first time buyers, veterans, low-income, etc) with custom terms. But every mortgage product is a variation of two distinct mortgage types: Fixed and Ajustable rate.

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Closing the Deal Closing the Deal

By Derren Peters

You did all your homework, and aligned with all the right professionals. You found the home of your dreams, made an offer and sweated out the back and forth negotiations. And now, finally - finally! - your offer has been accepted. Congrats! But through your jubilation, keep in mind there are still potential pitfalls related to the closing process.

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Applying for a Mortgage Applying for a Mortgage

By Derren Peters

As exciting as the home buying process can be, beautiful homes to view, neighborhoods to explore, and possibilities to consider, it's the not-so glamorous tasks that turn those dreams into a reality, one of which is applying for a mortgage. Whether you're approaching lenders yourself, or utilizing a mortgage broker, keep the following in mind when applying for a mortgage.

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