More than a third of home buyers say they did not shop around before selecting their mortgage lender, according to new findings from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey. That may mean they’re missing out in thousands of dollars in savings.
Real estate professionals, with family and friends, may be among the most influential sources of advice regarding lender selection, notes Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s chief economist, in a new column at Fannie Mae.
We recommend a local lender knowledgeable about the area and offers a variety of loans should be one source. The agent needs to help buyers get a lender with the right type of loan that best fits them and the subject home.