Phil Dumouchel (PhilDu)
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An option other than another mortgage lender is the attorney or title company involved. They should review the paperwork with you including whether there is a prepay penalty. In general, there are very few loans or lenders available these days that would have a "gotcha" in them and there are strict requirements for disclosures. Your best defense is to work with a reputable lender, read the basic disclosures they provide (good faith and Truth in Lending) and ask questions until you are satisfied.