Top 10 tips for mortgage shopping


In this season of deals, if there's anything you want to get a deal on, it's a mortgage. And mortgage deals are definitely out there, if you know how to find them. The right mortgage can save you thousands of dollars upfront as well as over the life of the loan, so take the time to comparison shop.

Here are the top 10 tips for shopping for a mortgage.

1. Get mortgage information from more than one lender. Don't just go to your personal bank. Shop around for mortgages as much as possible, not only at commercial banks, but at thrift institutions, credit unions and mortgage companies. It's the only way to make sure you've found the best price on your mortgage.

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