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Old Nov 19th 2019, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Are there mortgage brokers in the US that operate the same way as in the UK and Australia? I.E, they search for all mortgage products that suit the buyer's circumstances, and their fee is paid by the institution that the buyer is successful in getting a mortgage from. No fee payable by the buyer if they decide not to approach any of the mortgage providers the broker comes up with, nor if they apply for a mortgage and are refused. They're a handy way of getting the leg work done, especially if your circumstances are not straightforward.
Absolutely. And most times, they do good work. The lenders are happy to pay them a commission because the broker does a lot of legwork with the client/borrower. A lot of buyers can be hard work (especially first-time buyers) and the lenders will happily let the brokers do the educating / chasing / nagging / etc.
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 1:17 am
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Absolutely. And most times, they do good work. The lenders are happy to pay them a commission because the broker does a lot of legwork with the client/borrower. A lot of buyers can be hard work (especially first-time buyers) and the lenders will happily let the brokers do the educating / chasing / nagging / etc.
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 4:15 am
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Are you really that pedantic? If he'd said, 'Buying a property with a spouse', would you accuse him of trying to use his spouse as currency?
No I would read that to mean a joint purchase. But I assume your mean because you wrote “a” not “my”?
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 7:42 am
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Are you really that pedantic? If he'd said, 'Buying a property with a spouse', would you accuse him of trying to use his spouse as currency?
That and potentially bigamy.....


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Old Nov 20th 2019, 12:35 pm
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That and potentially bigamy.....


Lighten up man!
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that’s quite a US/western centric view.... I can think of at least 1 state out west are more like toddler “lala’s” - pair and a spare.... than 1 xyz + 1 abc, long gone are the days of 1 woman 1 man.... from a personal perspective I would not solemnize anything beyond 1+1... but I have read about other countries where wives are treated as property...
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 12:36 pm
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There's a difference between having a laugh and taking a legitimately useful thread in an irrelevant and pointless direction. If this were the immigration forums, all those posts would be deleted.
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 1:09 pm
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There's a difference between having a laugh and taking a legitimately useful thread in an irrelevant and pointless direction. If this were the immigration forums, all those posts would be deleted.
The point is even if taken as intended it’s wrong, they are asking about buying as a LPR.. that is the status... you may or may not (although more likely you will have a GC as LPR).


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I understood what you meant, and I agree that the devil is in the detail, but that level of pedantry is up there with ian-mstm
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Old Nov 20th 2019, 1:19 pm
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I understood what you meant, and I agree that the devil is in the detail, but that level of pedantry is up there with ian-mstm
I would never even claim to be close to his caliber... miss that guy... his liking my prostitution in Nevada post was probably the high point of my time in here.
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Old Nov 27th 2019, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tht View Post
The point is even if taken as intended it’s wrong, they are asking about buying as a LPR.. that is the status... you may or may not (although more likely you will have a GC as LPR).

Here you go - another thread for you to pick apart - https://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-...2-visa-929390/
... looks like he's trying to use a visa to get a mortgage - "Taking out a mortgage on a home I already own with nonimmigrant b1/b2 visa

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