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How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate?

Aug 17, 2007
Why is it that some people get the very best mortgage rates when buying their new homes, while you are paying hand over fist with, what seems to you like, extortionate rates?

The fact is, the rate you pay for your home mortgage loan depends on how good your credit rating is. Every borrower has a credit rating, and the rating is calculated by your current and past borrowing. The credit report, that you have on file will also record how well you have paid off past debts.

So, if you have some unpaid debts, this is probably following you about in your life making it very difficult to borrow from most financial institutions. There are companies that will give loans to borrowers in bad debt but these should be avoided at all costs as the interest they put on your loan will send you further and further into debt.

If you have paid off all past debt in a timely manner then this information will show up on your credit history. This past information on your ability to pay on time will flag you as a good candidate for a home mortgage loan and you will be regarded as a low risk borrower.

When borrowing for your home mortgage loan it is always best to shop around. There is a lot of competition today both in the marketplace and online, So, call some of the companies, or apply online, giving your full details. Get the best deal and present it to the other mortgage companies to see if they can better it.

If shopping online make sure to check that you are dealing with a reputable finance company. You can do a quick search online for reviews and other mortgage shopper's experiences.

You may also be able to get a better deal on your home mortgage if you are prepared to be flexible in the type of home loan you are after. For instance, a fixed rate loan may have a better per centage per annum than one that allows flexible repayment.

In the home mortgage business, like most businesses, there is a 'quid pro quo' system. If you are prepared to give the mortgage companies something, in terms of your repayment method, then they will drop the interest rates. Another way to do this is to agree to pay off the mortgage sooner rather than later, ie. 15 years instead of 25.

If you also offer a bigger down payment when taking out your loan this will lower the interest with most finance companies.

The most important thing to understand when applying for a home mortgage is that there ARE better deals available, you just need to look for them.
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