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Mortgage Rate Locks Are For Real

   Posted by: Cal    in Gulf Coast Mortgages

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I think many borrowers are under the impression that a “rate lock” is just a verbal agreement that the loan officer and customer make and after saying it out loud and clicking your heels twice, the rate is locked.

In reality, there is a process involved with locking a rate that involves pulling credit, running the application for an approval, registering a loan number, and then running the file through a “pricing engine” to get and secure the actual rate lock based on market conditions.

Today, I had a customer that had been non-committal for the last couple of days shopping for the best rate.

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