How To Get A Good Mortgage Quote

by : Gerald Mason



Shopping around for a mortgage quote can be a tedious and time consuming process.

Here are some tips to help you get a good mortgage quote:

No matter how strenuous the process may seem, it is in your best interest to do the work it takes to find the best mortgage quote for your budget.

The cost of not shopping around could end up being thousands of dollars. When you are paying too much for a mortgage, you often don't realize it until you have already given away thousands of dollars. Your hard earned money is an excellent reason for to shop around for mortgage quotes.

Much of the work that goes into a mortgage quote is done by the lender. The loan officer uses your information to determine how much of a credit risk you are and whether or not that risk is acceptable.

You can then be given a mortgage quote by the lender. Even though the lender does the work of deciding your credit risk, there are some things you can do to make sure you receive a reasonable mortgage quote.

Being honest on your loan application is one of the best things you can do to receive a reasonable mortgage quote. Since this information will be verified later on, it is best to be honest upfront.

If you receive a mortgage quote based on incomplete or untrue information on your application, the amount could be reduced once your loan application is approved. This could affect any sales contracts you have negotiated based on the mortgage quote you received.

Reveal as much about your credit as you can to the lender. No one wants to admit the blemishes they have on their credit report. However, the cost of not admitting these is too high. Many times the initial credit check done to give you a mortgage quote is not as thorough as a subsequent credit check.

If you know that there are items on your credit report that could affect your mortgage quote, it is better to introduce those upfront. If not, you could have your loan amount adjusted within days of closing. Give your loan officer as much documentation as possible about your credit and income to ensure you receive a reasonable mortgage quote.

Know that it's alright to walk away from a mortgage quote that does not serve your best interests.

There are so many sources of mortgages out there that it doesn't make sense to get stuck with a mortgage that does not favor you in the way that you would like.

Keep looking for mortgage quotes until you have exhausted all of your resources. It may take some time for you to find another reasonable mortgage quote, but you will be glad you spent the time doing so.

Remember that the mortgage quote you receive is just an estimate of what the lender believes you will be approved for based on information provided at that time. After your income, assets, credit, and employment are verified the loan could be above or below your mortgage quote.