Have you received a recent offer from your bank for a low interest rate to refinance only for an upfront fee of $500? Sounds appealing perhaps, but when you discover that you don’t qualify, your upfront fee is non-refundable.
Different banks call these upfront fees by various names and some banks may even require multiple fees, be it a “commitment fee,” “application fee,” or “rate lock fee,” before an application is even reviewed. In the end, they all equate to the same thing; up to $1,000 in free money for the bank’s coffers.
So how do banks get away with this? When consumers respond to one of a bank’s blanket marketing campaigns for a low interest refinance offer, they often have initial contact with a customer service representative who is not a licensed mortgage professional, and not subject to the lending rules that prohibit the collection of such fees. The customer service representative collects your application, your supporting documents, and your appraisal and other upfront fees.
Only weeks later, your complete loan package is sent to an underwriter, where for the first time someone with knowledge of mortgage lending reviews the file to see if you qualify.
At least once a week, I receive a call from someone who has been deceived by their bank.
With access to multiple lenders, I have the opportunity to provide you with the best finance options. As a federally and state licensed loan originator working for a local brokerage, I receive the application, pull credit and qualify the borrower, in one simple phone conversation at no cost to the borrower, immediately saving you $1000 upfront.
With 8 years’ experience during the most comprehensive and continually changing lending environment, successful completion of both federal and state loan originator testing, and ongoing continuing education each year, I am confident in advising borrowers on rules and regulations and whether or not a particular transaction is possible.
ADR Mortgage and The David M. Damare’ Team remain independently owned and operated, accepting nor requiring any government assistance. We are a boutique lender operating in many states with low cost, the savings of which we pass on to our clients and a penchant for platinum customer service that ensures our continued success and livelihood.
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