If you’re considering refinancing your home mortgage loan in 2009 and are looking for a wholesale lender there are several things you need to know in order to take advantage of wholesale rates. As a member of the public you cannot simply contact a wholesale lender expecting to refinance your home mortgage with a wholesale mortgage rate.
Here are several tips to help you take advantage of wholesale mortgage rates when refinancing without hidden retail markup of your loan.
What Are Wholesale Mortgage Lenders?
Wholesale mortgage lenders offer loans exclusively through mortgage brokers. Period. You cannot get a wholesale mortgage loan from your bank or credit union no matter what the banker or your neighbor Bob tells you. The reason for this is due to a little know loophole in the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act that allows banks to hide their markup and profit margin on your loan. Your banker will show you the Bank’s mortgage rate sheets and swear the rates have not been marked up; however, the Banks mortgage rate sheets already include the markup known as Service Release Premium to boost the banks profits when your loan is sold on the secondary market.
What Are Wholesale Mortgage Rates?
Wholesale mortgage rates, also known as par mortgage rates, are interest rates that do not include any Yield Spread Premium or discount points to get them. Yield Spread Premium is a percentage of your loan amount created when the Mortgage Company or broker locks and closes your loan with an above market mortgage rate. This is typically done to create a commission for the broker. Discount Points are a form of prepaid interest due at closing paid to the lender in exchange for a lower mortgage rate. Wholesale mortgage rates include neither Yield Spread Premium nor discount points.
Why Can’t You Just Call Up a Wholesale Lender?
You can certainly call up a wholesale mortgage lender, they all operate retail divisions; however, you will be offered a retail mortgage loan with the same markup as if you had gone through a typical mortgage broker. If banks and wholesale lenders are out of the question how does one go about refinancing with a wholesale mortgage rate? In order to take advantage of wholesale mortgage rates you’ll have to find a mortgage broker willing to work for a flat origination fee without marking up your mortgage rate for Yield Spread Premium.
Finding The Right Mortgage Broker is Easier Than You Think
First, you’ll need to do a little homework learning when and where you can recognize Yield Spread Premium in your loan documents. Second, you’ll need to know how to negotiate with mortgage brokers and where to look for a broker willing to work for a flat origination fee of one percent without marking up your mortgage rate. There are honest mortgage brokers out there willing to work for a flat origination fee of one percent without taking Yield Spread Premium on your loan…you just need to know where to look to find one.
You can learn more about refinancing your home loan with a wholesale mortgage lender by registering for the free mortgage videos on this website. When you register you’ll get a list of mortgage brokers in your area that do not work for Yield Spread Premium and learn how to recognize and avoid lender junk fees.