Seeking a Good Mortgage Lender

By Mark Hostetler Published 05/1/2007 | Real Estate
One of the primary concerns in purchasing a home is finding the right financing. In securing financing there are a huge number of available lenders in any given area to consider. How can you be sure that you will find a lender that you feel comfortable working with? The most important aspect of a borrower/lender relationship is trust, if there is no trust; the relationship will be strained and difficult to bear at best. In order to find a lender that you can trust, and will customize a loan to suit your needs there are some things that you will have to ask them as well as some homework that you should do before agreeing to a lender.

To start, find out what organizations the lender belongs to. If they are members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau, then you should be able to trust them to be scrupulous in their business dealings with you. At least you will be able to find out more about their business track record. Also pay attention very carefully during your meetings and listen to what they have to say. Are they helping you with every step of the loan process and discussing with you and keeping you informed at every step of the process? Don't ever be satisfied to "not know what's going on." This is your money being dealt with, you deserve to be in the know.

Communication is the more important thing during the acquisition of a loan. How quickly does the lender respond to your questions? When dealing with mortgages time is money. Also take into account the fact that lenders have a personal interest in the fulfillment of your loan.Is your lender interested and involved? If not, you may want to look elsewhere. Personal attention is something you deserve in a lender. After all, your needs are different from everyone else's why should your loan be the same as theirs? You need to find a lender that will customize a loan to your needs, and don't forget to get everything in writing.

Heath Hostetler is a certified Las Vegas Realtor: who is known in the community for his honesty and hard work. Heath's knowledge of the Las Vegas real estate market is invaluable in the purchase or sale of a new home or condo.For more information contact Heath or visit him on the web at