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Interest Rates for Home Mortgage

Aug 20, 2008
As all of us know, the basic factor which decides your home buying is the interest rate on the home mortgage. So it is always better to spend time and efforts to find out the best option of interest rates for your home loans. This can save you much amount in your wallet.

The national economic conditions and the fluctuations in Wall Street Securities decide all kinds of interest rates and mortgage loan interest rates are no exception. So to have a better mortgage interest rate, you have to first assess the current rates and their fluctuations.

The amount you can avail as home mortgage depends on your repayment capability and the interest rates. This implies that higher interest rates mean less loan amount and hence you have to be satisfied with small or less comfortable home.

Can you tell me the ways by which one can get loans with less interest rate?

One smart way is to pay some points as up front fees. This is the down payment you are making. One point means 1% of the total loan amount you have availed. You can go for a reasonable down payment to reduce the interest rate. Make sure that you are gaining back more than the down payment as savings in interest rates. This depends on repayment period. More than four years will be advantageous to the loaner.

Generally if you can pay more than 20% or more as down payment, you will be saving much in interest rate.

What about loan repayment period?

Ok, this is a major factor deciding on the interest rates. Typically the long term loans will have more interest rates than short term. For example 30 year home mortgage will have higher interest rate than 15 year loans. You will be paying less monthly repayments in long term loans and hence you will able to get more loan amount. But at the same time you will be paying a hefty amount as the interest all through the period of loan.

Many lenders are out there to offer you mortgage loan with different options. Study the options of each and every lender. Ultimately we are interested in minimal interest rates for our home mortgage

Can you tell us about fixed rates and adjustable rates in mortgage loan?

Yes, there is an important distinction. Fixed rates mean that you have to pay the interest all through the loan period at the rate fixed at the time of loan taking. Adjustable rates imply that it can vary, go up or down, depending on the economic and interest rate situation in the state and country. With fixed rate, you will be sure of how much you have to pay as monthly installments all through the loan tenure.

Finally let me conclude by advising you to do proper home work in selecting the suitable interest option among the many programs offered by many lenders. Your smart way of thinking and search will pay off better.
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