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Getting A Mortgage: Tips For First Time Home Buyers

Aug 17, 2007
Everybody around the world dreams of owning a house one day, though usually the dream is a bit extravagant, where you will own a 10 story house with 20 bathrooms and 500 bedrooms...

Which is something that really does not happen for most of use, but everyone can own a home, whether they are on bad credit, black listed or have good credit. The first step in getting a first time home loan is to educate yourself.

There is tons of information on the internet available for you when it comes to home loans and first time home buyers. There are also a lot of things you need to take into consideration. Many financial service providers think that because you are a first time home buyer you do not know what you need or are talking about. However, it is your duty to make them think differently. That is why it is so important for you to do your research before you walk into the bank, know what you are talking about and what you need.

Many financial consultants advise that you should always question your bank consultant about the rate, and if they can not give you an answer you should move higher up the ladder and talk to the big guy. Don't assume that something is non-negotiable, especially if you are dealing with a small bank.

Some financial advisors also say that the banks have high interest rates because they want the client or customer to challenge them to bring it lower. It is your job to make sure you get the best deal when it comes to getting your first home loan. Do your research; know what you are talking about, and if you do not know what you are talking about then pretend you know what you are talking about. Realize however, you will run into many people just doing their jobs, and they have no reason to help and no will to do so, it is your fight and you should make sure you end up with the best deal and with a bank that will take care of you.

Also keep the bank's perspective in view - they need to make money. If you are a risk, don't expect good rates. If you are willing to remove risk for the bank (by increasing your down payment, for example) then you can expect better rates.
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