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Home Mortgage tips – Getting the Best

With the market experiencing a supply glut of homes, fixed-rate mortgages are now experiencing historically low interest rates. Here are some tips to getting the best possible home mortgage available. Just remember to keep a good credit score.

Here are some tips to help you get the best possible loan.

(1) Watch your rate.

The closer you are to closing on a home mortgage deal you have keep tracking your interest rates which continue to fluctuate. If the rate for the deal you are making suddenly goes up with no reasonable explanation you may have to find another lender for a mortgage even if you may have to push back your date of purchase by several days.

(2) Get preapproved, not prequalified.

The loan with the lowest rate and fees that are less than a thousand dollars are usually the best deal for people looking for a home mortgage. It pays to get a pre-approval for these loans. This usually entails filling out an application that details your income, savings and personal debt. It will be checked against your credit report and if it passes their tests, you can get the preapproval letter with how much you can borrow for your home mortgage.

This is much better than getting prequalified because prequalification does not include your credit score. In this manner, you get an idea of what problems you may encounter when getting a mortgage and what rates you can expect. But Should I Refinance Home

(3) Get the best rates

Fixed-rate loans now are so cheap there’s no point in looking for something else. It’s just a matter of shopping around to find out what is the best rate you can get for your home mortgage. You can do this by doing some aggressive research online, asking your friends or agent and joining credit unions.

With the market the way it is now, it shouldn’t be so hard to find a home mortgage to your advantage.

5 Reasons to Refinance

1 – Lower Monthly Payments

Interest rates are low, you’re already halfway through your existing mortgage and your monthly costs are up and you could really could use the cash. By taking advantage of lower than low interest rates and extending your 25 year home mortgage that has only 15 years remaining on it back for another 25 years, you lower your monthly payments and you get more cash in your pocket at the end of each month. Keep in mind though, that you are still in debt and that you are now going to be paying that loan for a much longer period of time.

2 – Bigger Savings

With lower interest rates and less fees these days, refinancing could save you thousands in the long run. You can also try to take advantage of the bonuses for earlier repayments. These things combined could amount to several thousand dollars in cumulated savings.

3 – Get Cash. Now.

By refinancing that mortgage in a way that gives you some cash to use, like switching to a Home Equity or Line of Credit loan, you get the opportunity to add some value to your home, or even get that car you urgently need. But remember, this is not cash you own, but cash you owe so spend it wisely.

4 – Debt Consolidation

Taking out a new loan can let you pay off your existing mortgage as well as your existing credit card debt and replace it for a loan that may take longer to pay but has a far lower interest rate than that credit card bill you have been struggling to pay off.

5 – Early Mortgage Repayment

Let’s say you just had that rare salary increase and you think you would like to put that mortgage out of your mind earlier in life. Refinancing your existing mortgage sounds like a good idea. You can take out a new loan with shorter terms, say 10 years instead of 25, and you can end up owning your house sooner than later. Less things to worry about later in life.

Taking out a new loan for your existing home mortgage might sound tedious or scary but by just getting the facts straight and throwing in a little careful math, you can make refinancing work for you.

Banks are ready to repay TARP

The Financial Times reported on Monday that Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and American Express Co were expected to be in the first wave of major lenders allowed to return TARP funds. The government’s stress tests said none of the three needed to raise capital, even among the most negative economic scenario that regulators considered.
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Mortgage Backed Securities Up a few Points

This is particularly good news. It seems that securities that are currently backed by mortgages closed up a few points higher. What did that mean for the rest of the market? It meant that some lenders had to reprice, for the greater good. Although it didn’t seem to move this morning. Mortgage backed securities rates are about the same today and yesterday’s. Conventional mortgages should rate at around 4.75 to 5, just check your local broker or shop around for some lenders.

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