This may be the largest and most important loan you get during your lifetime.

You should be aware of certain rights before you enter into any loan agreement.

  • You have the RIGHT to shop for the best loan for you and compare the charges of different mortgage brokers and lenders.

  • You have the RIGHT to be informed about the total cost of your loan including the interest rate, points and other fees.

  • You have the RIGHT to ask for a Good Faith Estimate of all loan and settlement charges before you agree to the loan and pay any fees.

  • You have the RIGHT to have third party costs disclosed and to choose the title insurance company with a lower rate.

  • You have the RIGHT to know what fees are not refundable if you decide to cancel the loan agreement.

  • You have the RIGHT to ask your mortgage broker to explain exactly what the mortgage broker will do for you.

  • You have the RIGHT to know how much the mortgage broker is getting paid by you and the lender for your loan.

  • You have the RIGHT to ask questions about charges and loan terms that you do not understand.

  • You have the RIGHT to a credit decision that is not based on your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or whether any income is from public assistance.

  • You have the RIGHT to know the reason if your loan was turned down.

  • You have a RIGHT to ask for the HUD settlement cost booklet "Shopping for Your Home Loan".