To be honest, before I went into real estate I did not even know mortgage brokers existed. When my husband and I needed a mortgage we went to our bank and negotiated with them. I now realize that while the bank is certainly one option to pursue when looking into financing the purchase of a new home or refinancing your existing mortgage, mortgage brokers also should be consulted. One of the advantages of working with a mortgage professional is they are not limited to looking at the rates being offered with just one lendor. They can literally shop around to get the best rate and terms possible for your particular needs. The attached article looks at different aspects of your mortgage and how a mortgage broker can help:Mortgage professionals help you fill in those knowledge gaps.