What to Ask When Choosing a Lender

Asking these general questions can help you find the right lender for you.

  • What sets you apart from other mortgage brokers and lenders?
  • What subsequent financial or other planning services will you provide after the loan closing? When will you offer those services?
  • Do your mortgage services include financial benefits that extend beyond closing to encompass the entire time I own my home?
  • Will you provide a list of past borrowers and other references?
  • How will you ensure that I am reasonably protected and informed throughout the loan process?
  • Will you help me evaluate how the various available loan programs might realize the most equity if I resell my property?
  • What process does your company have in place for resolving disputes or disagreements?

When looking for a lender, make sure you cover each of these additional question categories:

How does the lender protects home buyers’ interests?
What information does the lender disclose?
How does the lender handle closing costs and other fees?