"Mortgages can be fun!"
(said no one ever)
For most borrowers looking for a mortgage, the first question is “What’s the interest rate?”. We get it. The interest rate can make a major difference on the monthly payment and therefore the loan amount that a borrower can qualify for. As simple as that is, there are plenty of complicated questions when it comes to interest rates. Here are some of the most common questions about interest rates that we encounter when talking to borrowers:
Typically to answer this, lenders first calculate the break-even point. That’s the point in time when your combined savings from the monthly payment with the lower interest rate equals the difference in closing costs…read more
It would be best to start prepaying as soon as you can. The way amortization works is that interest is front loaded in the early months. So the sooner you can start knocking out that principal, the better.
Start by loan estimate from the lender making this claim, and then do some research like read their online reviews. There shouldn’t be any reason to distrust a lender that makes these claims, but it’s probably best to do your due diligence.
Second home and primary residence purchases typically have similar interest rates. An investment property will almost always have higher interest rates.
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