Interest rates are at an all time low, making now the perfect time to purchase a new home or refinance your existing mortgage. The interest rate you receive will depend largely on your credit rating, monthly debt, and your income. Mortgage loans are typically 15 to 30 years in length and will either have a fixed or variable interest rate.
Before you apply for a mortgage it’s a good idea to check your credit report. Even with poor credit, correcting mistakes and checking the accuracy of your credit report can be very helpful to you in choosing a lender and obtaining the lowest interest rate possible.
A pre-qualification or pre-approval from a lender can be useful in searching for and making an offer on a new home. Sellers can be very receptive to potential homebuyers who have already begun the mortgage process.
Loan products vary from one lending institution to another, so be certain to compare rates and terms. The rate of interest you pay can greatly affect your monthly payments and the over all costs involved in obtaining and paying off your home loan. Finding the best interest rate available to you will definitely save you money. While shopping for a mortgage, check the current interest rates as well as projected fluctuations in the market. Interest rates are currently at an all time low but even slight periodic changes can mean more money out of your pocket.
Your lender will be required to disclose the annual percentage rate that you’ll pay in regard to your home loan. The APR will tell you how much interest you will pay each year and throughout the length of your mortgage. Each different lender and loan product will have unique terms and conditions. You interest rate will be based on several factors, including your credit score. Generally the higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate you will pay. If you have no or bad credit, your credit score will be lower than someone who has had many credit accounts and paid them as agreed each month. Shop around for the best lender and home loan for your situation.
No matter what your financial situation or credit score, finding a home loan with the lowest possible interest rate can save you thousands of dollars over time. Bad credit or good credit, there are lenders who can tailor a loan to your specific needs and offer you an interest rate and payments to fit your budget.