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Real Estate Financing Tips You Can Use Today

Aug 18, 2007
One of the first steps to take before you start looking for your dream home is to ask yourself what you can afford to spend on a monthly house payment. Ask real estate agents, real estate brokers, lenders and any other real estate professional you know any questions you have about real estate financing, home mortgages, home loans, commercial mortgages, refinancing and current mortgage rates and get quotes, even if you have bad credit; you can learn a lot in a short period of time. Bit of trivia- this year alone, Americans are expected to borrow $1.33 trillion in acquiring 7.4 million houses, condominiums and co-ops.

Some lenders may impose limits on how much of your down payment can come from borrowing from other sources. Make sure to get an estimate of your real estate financing closing costs from the lender you've chosen; by law, the lender is required to provide his statement to you within three days of receiving your loan application. Most of all you'll need to determine what price range you can afford to buy in.

Loan programs for down payments of twenty percent or less require you to purchase Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). When financing real estate it's important to know that a low FICO credit score does not mean you won't qualify for a home loan or home mortgage. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages offer consistent monthly payments for all of the 30 years you have the mortgage; if the market is good, you can benefit from locking in a lower rate for the full term of the loan.

If you're on a fixed income, an adjustable rate mortgage, especially a short-term ARM, may not be always your best choice. People usually are not aware that they may be able to customize their loans; just ask the mortgage broker or lender; although lenders advertise 15-year loans and 30-year fixed rate mortgages, applicants can ask for 20 years, 25 years or any other number of years; this may allow borrowers to build up equity faster but keep monthly payments affordable. Your income and your debts will typically play the biggest roles in determining the house price range you can afford.

Insiders know that the advertised mortgage rates you find are not always what you'll get from the lender; it could be market fluctuations, economic news, any other of a dozen reasons, but interest rates can change throughout the day. 20-year fixed-rate mortgages allow you to make a consistent higher monthly payment throughout all of the 20 years you have the mortgage; the shorter term means you pay the loan off quicker and therefore pay less interest and build equity faster than with a 30-year loan. If you're buying a second home or second property, you'll need to identify the sources of your down payment, since you'll not be selling your current house and using the proceeds, and you'll need to expect a larger monthly payments for housing or other expenses too.

If you're a first-time home-buyer it's possible that you may qualify for a lower down payment or lower interest rate; check with mortgage brokers, online mortgage companies, your county housing department or your employer to see if they know of any programs available. There are plenty of good options that are ideal for those who have a few bad credit marks on their credit report. A range of mortgage options are available; some loans require little money down.

The FICO credit score is just one of many factors that are considered in loan or mortgage applications; although it's taken into account there are no minimum scores expected. Finding the best loan program for your needs depends on a number of factors, including: how long you'll stay in the home, how much money you'll put down and how you'll finance the closing costs.

Make sure to take your time, study all the resources available online and offline and get lots of advice from several mortgage and real estate brokers and professionals before you do any real estate financing or investing. Ask other homeowners how they're doing and what real estate and mortgage pitfalls to avoid. And whatever you do don't get yourself into a situation where you can't make the mortgage payments; think far, far ahead.
About the Author
For more information on bad credit real estate financing and finding the best home or commercial loan or mortgage go to http://www.Real-Estate-Financing-Tips.com a real estate broker's website specializing in real estate financing tips, help, quotes and resources including refinancing and creative financing
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