Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 03/28/2021
Mortgage vs. Investing: Which is Better for Your Finances
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How Should Interest Rates Influence When You Buy?
Photo by Doubletree Studio via Shutterstock Interest rates rise in correlation to inflation and other economic activity. When that happens, it can increase housing costs. But the question is, should it prompt you to buy sooner than you’re ready? The Right Time Is Now In real estate, the right time is always now for someone. Is it the...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Common Loan Terms of the Jumbo Mortgage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
The Lowdown on Low Down Payment Loans
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Understanding Your Mortgage: Prepayment Penalties
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Mortgage Options: Which One is Right for You?
Photo by Mastersenaiper via Pixabay When it comes to financing your home, you have a several mortgage options available. Each type of mortgage offers different advantages, so be sure to do research before applying. Below are some of the most popular types of mortgages borrowers may consider. Conventional Loans A conventional loan is a mortgage not insured by...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Tips for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Points: How They Benefit You
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Posted on 11/17/2019
Mortgage Loan Rejection: What Next?
Having your home loan rejected can be disappointing, but it is not the end of the road. This article is full of ideas to help get your loan approved on your next try: Re-edit your borrower profile Banks are vigilant on all aspects of credit, including the profile of the borrower. Remember that many criteria are crippling. Any...
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Posted on 08/04/2019
4 Tips For Successful Mortgage Closing
Pick a date The best time to set a closing date is at the end of the month as interest at the table is at its lowest then, and you'll want to pick a closing date around the same time your current lease is set to lapse. Take your time The conclusion of the closing means you have...
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Posted on 07/07/2019
When Should You Consider Paying Off Your Mortgage Early?
Deciding to pay off your mortgage can be a confusing decision to make. You might be wondering about how you would take care of other financial debts or emergencies should they arise. Deciding to pay or not to pay off your mortgage early should be a decision made by you. The economic circumstances around you should determine this...
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Posted on 06/02/2019
Types of Mortgages Buyers Can Choose From
There are different kinds of mortgages available to prospective homeowners today. The right mortgage for you will depend on a number of factors, including your level of income and credit rating. While there are numerous mortgage products available to buyers today, they will mostly fall under the categories below: FHA-Backed loans Most folks getting a home for the...
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