The first thing you should know about getting the best deal when refinancing your home loan is that you cannot bypass the middleman to get a wholesale rate. It doesn’t matter which wholesale lender you try and contact when refinancing…every lender has retail divisions that deal with the public. Here are the basics you need to know to qualify for a wholesale mortgage rate when refinancing your home loan.
You’ll Have to Use a Broker
If you want wholesale rates there’s no way around working with a mortgage broker. Banks and credit unions never offer their customers wholesale rates and the big Internet lenders you see are simply banks pretending to be something they’re not. So what is a mortgage broker?
Mortgage brokers are simply loan originators that do not fund the loans they close with their own money. They are basically salespeople reselling mortgage loans for wholesale lenders. Your mortgage broker gets paid by charging you an “origination fee” and from a “rebate” paid by the wholesale lender. Lenders reward mortgage brokers for marking up the interest rate you qualified and closing your loan with above market rates. This rebate paid by the lender is called Yield Spread Premium and you’ll need to avoid it if you want to refinance with a wholesale rate.
How Yield Spread Premium Works
Suppose the mortgage you are refinancing is for $300,000. Your mortgage broker locks and closes your loan with a mortgage rate of 6.5%; however, what the broker doesn’t tell you is that you qualified for 6.0% mortgage rate. Because your mortgage broker locks and closes your home loan .5% higher than necessary this creates 2% of Yield Spread Premium for the broker. Your mortgage broker pockets $9,000 in addition to the fees you’re already paying for overcharging you.
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