All right, you want to buy a home. You have decent credit, very few debts, and no outstanding bills. You have a good job that pays well, with a decent employment history to review. You have the money for a down payment… you've got it all, right?
Nope. You need a mortgage broker.
A mortgage broker will be able to take the information you give them, and turn that into a pre-approval. They will walk you through the process of finding the right mortgage for you, signing all of the paperwork and providing all the documentation required. They will help you every step of the way and make sure that getting the mortgage does not interfere with your plans to find the perfect house.
Where can you find a mortgage broker? You can check online, but the best resources are the people you know – friends, family and co-workers. Ask around, and see if anyone recommends the broker that they used. A personal reference is much more reliable than an ad on a website or a listing in the yellow pages. And of course, if the broker is any good, you can then recommend them to your associates when the time comes for them to find a home.