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When applying for a mortgage, you will have option of “locking-in,” or “floating” your interest rate. If you choose to lock-in your rate, then you will be assured—for about 60 days—that when you close it will be at that rate. However, if it appears that interest rates will go lower, you can choose to float interest rate, which means that you can watch rates carefully, and then lock it in whenever it reaches an amount that you are comfortable with.
When you go to close on your home at title company, both buyer and seller will have to pay a pre-determined amount of closing costs. These are determined by type of loan you get, and area where you live. Your lender is required by law to inform you of any closing costs beforehand, so be sure to ask for your truth in lending estimate.
As you can see, mortgage terms aren’t that mysterious! Do some research or read some more articles on this site to become familiar with lending terms that you need to know.
There are also many mortgage companies online that can help you find direct mortgage lenders and home loan brokers that will best suit your needs. This is a quick way to find a good mortgage loan and compare rates and offers from multiple lenders. When lenders compete for your business, it works to your advantage.
To see a list of recommended mortgage loan companies online, visit this page: http://www.abcloanguide.com/mortgageloans.shtml - Carrie Reeder is the owner of ABC Loan Guide, an informational website with articles and more about various types of loans.