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How To Save Money On Your Mortgage
Obtaining a home loan is arguably the most expensive transaction you'll experience in your lifetime. Therefore, getting the best home at the greatest value is an endeavor worth pursuing. Whether you're trying to squeeze in to a higher priced home or just trying to shave a couple bucks off of the closing costs, this article will help you explore your options.
Here's a list of our top 7 things you can do to cut corners and save money on your mortgage
1. Shop Rate!
Sometimes the obvious just needs to be stated out loud: Lenders do not charge the same rate. Some charge more, and some charge less.
Obtain 3 or 4 loan offers, and check to see how the rates being offered compare to the current interest rates. Our website offers a directory of resources and a ratewatch, and there are many other websites available to you through your favorite search engine that offers similar, free information.
2. Shop Fees!
Lenders charge different types of fees in varying amounts. You may see them stated as "points", "origination fees" or "costs". Whatever name is used, they represent the lenders' profit. Some lenders are willing to earn less, and some lenders' charge more in fees.
Always compare fees and rates in conjunction with one another, and never settle for just one loan quote when shopping for a mortgage. Your home loan is just too important not to do your own homework.
An adjustable Rate Mortgage, in the right economical climate, can be an excellent way to lower payments.
A word of caution: There are many variables to consider with an ARM, and it is important that you understand them before signing on the dotted line. Our website has an excellent article available to you; entitled "Is an ARM Right For you?" should you wish to explore this option in further detail.
Another way to lower your monthly house payment is by structuring your loan using a Balloon, or by "floating a balloon".
Consider floating a balloon with caution, of course. Use this to compare against ARM loan products, to determine which one may be right for you.
5. Interest Only:
With an Interest Only Mortgage, you are only obligated to pay interest.
Once again, this is an excellent loan product to lower monthly payments, and it can be compared to ARMS and floating Balloons.
Are you in the market for a brand new home? If so, check to see whether or not your builder offers incentives, such as the following.
Builders are motivated to get their homes sold, so of course they can go build more. This allows you an opportunity to save money either in the purchasing of the home, or the back-end closing costs.
7. Closing Costs:
Take a look at all your closings costs, to see if there are additional savings that can be made:
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Before You Buy
Before you start looking for a home, figure out what you can realistically afford to pay per month. Check out the market in the area you want to buy.
The Truth About Shopping for Mortgage Rates
With so much lender advertising focusing just on rates, you may not be aware of the importance in choosing an experienced, reliable loan professional who can match you with the appropriate loan program. Good loan officers and mortgage brokers may quote today's rate when asked, but they will quickly add they need to know more about you to determine the best program for your individual situation.
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A home equity loan can help repair your poor credit history. Begin by finding a competitive financing lender with affordable rates and terms.
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