Mortgage Tip of the Month

Different lender, different mortgage rate!

The mortgage rates you'll be offered will depend not only on the mortgage lender, but other factors too.

Your credit score, debt-to-income ratio and down payment or home equity will affect the mortgage interest rates that a lender can offer you.

If you have good credit, a lender may offer you more attractive rates or fees.

A lender may also offer you better rates and fees if you have adequate income to repay your debts and a down payment or some equity.

Mortgage rates and fees may be negotiable!

That's another reason why you should shop for a mortgage and compare mortgage products and rates.

Rates also differ depending on whether you pay points.

A point = 1% of the loan amount. For example, on a $100,000 mortgage loan one point would be $1,000, 1 &1/2 points would be $1,500, and so on.

Pay more points, and a lender probably will offer you lower rates.

Pay fewer or no points, and a lender likely will offer you higher rates.

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