The Right Home Mortgage

Right Home Mortgage

The Right Home Mortgage

If you’re in the market to finance a new home, you might be facing more than just one mortgage loan option. This means some that have various interest rates, and some with various payment terms and lengths.

In order for you to choose the right one, you want to know the amount of years you’re planning on living in that home. The conventional home with a fixed rate mortgage will be typically designed for people intending on living there for no less than ten years. A fixed rate mortgage has proved to be the most popular of all the loan programs. This type of loan keeps your interest rate the same throughout the whole life of your loan.

Another type of loan is the ARM, ‘adjustable rate mortgage’ and has an interest rate that’s lower to start out, but then is subject to market fluctuations. But ‘interest only’ mortgages are the type of loan where you, as the homeowner, are allowed to make your payments just on the interest for a specific period of time. Once that time is up, then all payments will be applied to the principal. Then you have the ‘balloon’ mortgage loans, that offer you smaller payments to start out, but then have a large payment that will be due at the loan’s end.

If you plan on refinancing your current home or to apply for a mortgage, some lending companies will help in selecting what loan would be best for your situation. They have a pre-qualifying process where the applicants can see what they can afford. You need to know exactly what’s on your credit report. For you to get the good interest rates, you’ll need a good credit history with no previous bankruptcy.

Of course, even if you do have less than splendid credit, you still have loan options and programs specifically designed for that situation. There are FHA loans available that can provide you with flexible loan programs. Many times they can give you some lending options to get loans approved that many conventional lenders can’t approve.

The easiest way to locate a good mortgage loan is by going online and getting free quotes. You need to grab several quotes and then make some comparisons in regard to interest rates and terms. There are so many types of loans available today that it takes some digging around to see all the options and to find the one that best suits you. But it’s more than worth the time to know what you’re getting into before you sign that dotted line.

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