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Why online mortgage quotes don't always give the best rate

By Mansi gupta

There were days when getting something mortgaged or financed was a big hassle. People had to survey the entire market in order to know about the existing rates and other details. But now things have drastically changed. Now you can familiarize yourself with what's prevalent in the market by the way of internet. Getting mortgage quotes online is an excellent way to save the labor of wandering day and night in the market. For it fetches you the entire requisite details while you are relaxing at home. But along with these and many other merits there are few drawbacks too.

Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Quotes

• The best part about online mortgage quotes, as I mentioned before is the convenience with which information reaches our doorstep.

• Online mortgage quotes are immensely time saving in comparison to getting the quotes through other sources. Applying for a mortgage online serves you with a spontaneous reply. Moreover when you apply online for a loan in person, the lenders aren't supposed to impart a "good faith estimate" until 3 days after receiving the loan application. This is how you get to save a good amount of time and money by not contacting lenders via phone calls or email. This makes online mortgage loan all the more lucrative and fascinating to the aspiring individuals.

• Online mortgage loan is not just about saving time but also money. Sending an online application and completing the entire process is significantly less expensive for the lender. There is no issue of the customer going to the lender's office to sign up forms etc., you can even negotiate for the interest rates online which most often ends in a discount to the applicant. The discount comes in the form of a reduction in the interest rates, loan origination fees and closing costs. This is also an outcome of the huge competition among the online lenders.

• Online mortgage provides you with the opportunity to compare, scrutinize and analyze the rates offered by various lenders.

• Those who opt for online mortgage biz receive estimates on closing or settlement costs contemporaneous to applying for the loan rates.

• By and large the people who apply online have a great knowledge of the loan process and have a good credit history. The applicants who appeal reliable and not undependable to the lender are only chosen and approved for the loan.

• The security of applying online is always a matter of debate. But the fact is that applying online is as precarious as applying through loan in person. In order to avert the chances of theft most of the online lenders use an encrypted transmission to send your loan information. Once the application is complete, the text is translated to a secure code which suffers from least chances of information being stolen.

• However lack of trust, no face-to-face negotiation etc. invoke odds of cheating or fraud. Most often lenders are the victims of online mortgage deceits. Also it is always possible for the hackers to decipher the codes, steal and misuse the details.

But the fact is that these demerits are not capable of surpassing the hefty benefits of online mortgage loans. Thus mortgage loans online are a good idea

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