Should you use a Mortgage Broker?

Whether or not to use a mortgage broker is a decision that ultimately depends on your personal circumstances. There are a few key factors to consider when deciding whether to use a mortgage broker.

One important factor to consider is the type of loan you are looking for. If you are looking for a conventional loan from a bank, it may not be necessary to use a mortgage broker. However, if you are looking for a specialized loan product, such as HMO finance or a loan for a specific type of property, a mortgage broker with access to all available lending products in the marketplace may be able to help you find a lender that offers the product you are looking for.

Another factor to consider is the time and effort you are willing to put into shopping for a mortgage. If you are willing to spend the time researching different lenders and comparing loan offers, you may be able to find a good deal on your own. However, if you would prefer to have someone else do the legwork for you, a mortgage broker may be a good option.

Ultimately, the decision of whether to use a mortgage broker comes down to your personal preferences and circumstances. If you feel that a mortgage broker can help you find the right loan product and save you time and effort, it may be worth considering. However, if you are confident in your ability to shop for a mortgage on your own, you may be able to save money by going directly to a lender.

About the author

David Heron MRICS

David has been working in the real estate market since 2009. In his role as Director of Central Properties, David oversees the company's lettings, management and development departments. David is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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