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You, the applicant(s), agree to enter into this Mortgage Loan Origination Agreement with your mortgage broker (listed below) as an independent contractor to apply for a residential mortgage loan from a participating lender with which we from time-to-time contract upon such terms and conditions as you may request or a lender may require. We are licensed as a "Mortgage Broker" under applicable State Law.
In connection with this mortgage loan we are acting as an independent contractor and not as your agent. We will enter into separate independent contractor agreements with various lenders. While we seek to assist you in meeting your financial needs, we do not distribute the products of all lenders or investors in the market and cannot guarantee the lowest price or best terms available in the market.
The lenders whose loan products we distribute generally provide their loan products to us at a wholesale rate. The retail price we offer you – your interest rate, total points and fees – will include our compensation. In some cases, we may be paid all of our compensation by either you or the lender. Alternatively, we may be paid a portion of our compensation by both you and the lender. For example, in some cases, if you would rather pay a lower interest rate, you may pay higher up-front points and fees. Also, in some cases, if you would rather pay less up-front, you may be able to pay some or all of our compensation indirectly through a higher interest rate in which case we will be paid directly by the lender. We also may be paid by the lender based on (i) the value of the Mortgage Loan or related servicing rights in the marketplace or (ii) other services, goods or facilities performed or provided by us to the lender. For the Homebridge HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) program, the lender will pay us a fee of 1.75% of the initial draw on your line of credit.