Sounds like an infantile question...but how do I go about picking a mortgage lender? I've heard one should shop around to get the best rate, but where do I start? I was thinking my bank, but as I understand it there are brokers?
try your bank.
but get a referral from a friend/relative/coworker to someone they used. and get a comparing offer.
if you are working with a realtor, they can refer you as well.