Home Mortgage Loan Information - Which Type Of Home Loan Is Best For You?

Written by Carrie Reeder


If you are considering buying a home, then you may be more than a little confused by all ofrepparttar terms you hear about home loans. After all, lenders throw around words like fixed rate, balloon mortgages and adjustable rate mortgages without a thought. But if you arenít at least familiar withrepparttar 148317 basicsóthose terms can be pretty confusing!

Hereís a basic guide torepparttar 148318 three most common types of home loans. Study it, and determine which one is right for you.

Fixed Rate Home Loan

If you are thinking about buying a home and staying in it until you pay it off, then you will probably want a fixed rate home loan. With this type of loan, you will be assigned a fixed interest rate, and then that rate will not change forrepparttar 148319 life ofrepparttar 148320 loan. If interest rates skyrocket, yours will remainrepparttar 148321 same. Onrepparttar 148322 other hand, if they plummet, you will likely be paying a higher rate. (You can always refinance in order to get a lower rate.)

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)

The interest rate with this type of loan goes up and down withrepparttar 148323 market. In other words, ifrepparttar 148324 interest rate is low,repparttar 148325 rate on your home mortgage will be low, but if itís high, your loan interest rate will reflect it. And becauserepparttar 148326 interest rate on a home mortgage loan affectsrepparttar 148327 payments, you will never know from reporting period to reporting period what your monthly mortgage payments will be. This type of loan obviously isnít for everyone.

Home Loan Lenders - Finding The Best Home Mortgage Lender

Written by Carrie Reeder


The process of obtaining a mortgage or home loan can be very stressful and quite time consuming. Findingrepparttar best lender for your situation requires research and comparisons between lenders and loan packages. You may be searching for a first time home loan or to refinance your existing mortgage. Compare lenders carefully and findrepparttar 148316 best possible terms available to you.

If you have poor credit, you will pay a higher rate of interest than those with good credit. The amount of your down payment will also affectrepparttar 148317 interest rate you receive. The largerrepparttar 148318 down payment,repparttar 148319 lowerrepparttar 148320 interest rate. A small down payment will mean you pay more interest and your payments will be higher. You can get either a variable interest rate that changes overrepparttar 148321 length of your mortgage, or a fixed rate that never changes. Do not hesitate to ask questions of your lender and make certain you clearly understandrepparttar 148322 terms offered to you.

The amount of interest you will pay on your home loan not only depends on your credit score, but your debt-to-income ratio as well. This isrepparttar 148323 amount of money you make each month as compared torepparttar 148324 amount of your monthly debt. Car payments, student loans, and credit card balances are all considered in determining your debt-to-income ratio. If your monthly income barely pays your monthly expenses, you will pay a higher interest rate than someone who's income surpasses their monthly obligations. Mortgage lending is a highly competitive industry and lenders are offering a variety of loan packages to fit almost any income level and credit rating.

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