How to Choose a Mortgage Broker

Buying a house can be a daunting task, and for a first time borrower you might not know all the ins and outs that are involved in taking out a home loan. A mortgage broker can help - they are the professionals that match your needs with a home loan from a selection of lenders. But it's important to choose the right broker - one who is knowledgeable, accredited, and covers a wide range of lenders.

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