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How To Get The Best Mortgage To Buy Real Estate

May 4, 2008
Mortgages come in many different shapes and sizes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. In this article you'll be able to find out about current rates, along with advice from a home loan expert. So what is a mortgage anyway? Well mortgages are used by people and businesses to make large purchases of real estate without paying the entire value of the purchase up front. Mortgage lending is the primary way banks in most countries to finance private ownership of homes. Generally with a mortgage, the debtor must meet the conditions of the underlying loan or other obligation and the conditions of the loan.

What about your credit?

Credit balances is one of the factors used to calculate the "price" of your loan. Credit plays a large factor in the type of home you can buy, in determining how much you pay for money. Your credit history is another factor. Credit history refers to the length of time that each of your credit accounts are open. Credit bureaus also frown on large amounts of debt from any one segment of financing. And lastly your credit inquiries are factored in to your score because credit bureaus may penalize people who are desperate for credit. Good credit can save you an enormous amount of money if you plan on keeping your home.

What about the interest?

Interest in the finance charge for use of the lender's money. Interest may be fixed for the life of the loan or variable, and can change at pre-defined periods. The interest rate you get can also, be higher or lower. Interest rates can change because of today's market conditions. Interest rates today are at an all time low because of the slowing economy.

And My Monthly Payment is Determined How?

The best way to find out is to find a mortgage calculator online. Also when considering a mortgage consider it's prepayment terms. Some types of mortgages may limit or restrict prepayment of all or a portion of the loan, or require payment of a penalty to the lender for the prepayment. And then when you make the loan, lenders usually require that the borrower make a down payment, in other words, by giving a portion of the cost of the property. This down payment may be expressed as a part of the value of the home. In most cases, a mortgage loan where the purchaser has made a down payment of 20% has a "loan to value ratio" of 80%.

Mortgage interest rates are still at near historic lows. Remember you can search for financing quotes online. Although mortgage applications rose 3% recently, and the mortgage process may take a little longer to process, you'll still have access to great rates on a current 30-year fixed mortgage rates as well as variable mortgage interest rates for most home loan programs.

Mortgages come in many different shapes and sizes, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
About the Author
John is a contributor to a CT Real Estate Agent and Connecticut MLS Listings website, which has helped hundreds of people gather information about real estate. http://connecticutrealestateadvice.com
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