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How to Qualify For Low-Interest Mortgage Rates

by Marta Brown 04/14/2019

Getting a new mortgage can be stressful, whether you are getting it for the first time or not. You have to carry out thorough research to avoid going into a mortgage that drains your pocket through high-interest rates. You can get yourself prepared for the lowest interest rate that is suitable for you by taking good care of your credit history. Do you realize that a difference of 1 percent in the interest rate can save a tremendous amount of money on a mortgage running for 30 years?Consider the following when searching for competitive rates:

Introductory rates:

You should consider loans with discounted initial rates. Be on the lookout for fees and be ready to switch in case the rate goes higher than your budget or plan.

Alternative lenders:

When looking for a low-interest mortgage rate, you should check if a smaller non-banker lender is providing a low-interest mortgage. When you find options, check properly to be sure that there are no additional charges. You must know the final amount before committing.

Variable versus fixed rates:

The difference between a variable and fixed rate is that variable loans usually advertise more flexibility and lower interest rates when compared with the fixed rate. However, the truth is that you can get a fixed-rate mortgage without any possibility of rising rates. Variable rates may tell you the percentage is likely to go down, but it can go up also! 

Negotiating a discount: 

After you have selected a mortgage company, inquire about their unadvertised discounts that can save you money.

Here are some tips to help you qualify for low-interest mortgage rates:

  • Get a loan with low fees. You should know that most mortgages have a separate charge that is different from the repayments and rates. Such fees sometimes are not included in most online loan comparison websites. Contact the company to be sure you have full information about one-time fees like application or origination fee as these may be expensive. Compare with other ongoing fees to be sure it does not cost you more in the long run.
  • Should you avoid fees at all costs? You do not always need to avoid fees. To know the amount that a loan will cost you, you should do the calculations and consider the benefits as well as the charges involved. If you discover that a mortgage loan has features that benefit you, it is justifiable to pay a small ongoing fee.
  • Save up a healthy down payment. It is worth noting that you are likely to borrow less to cover your home's purchase price if you have a substantial down payment. It is better to save enough funds towards your down payment.

Speak to your financial advisor or planner to know how to be pre-approved for the best mortgage rates before you start your house search.

About the Author
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Marta Brown


Meet Marta Brown: Your Metro Atlanta Real Estate Professional

A current real estate investor, property manager, current business owner of Blue Peach Realty, LLC and former owner of other successful small businesses, I specialize in the purchase and sale of single-family homes in the Metro Atlanta area.  I work with individuals and families as well as real estate investors.  Prior to real estate, I worked for Fortune 500 companies in marketing, product management, sales and general management. 

 

Why I’m Different

Leveraging my experiences as a successful small business owner, I am known for excellent client service, problem-solving issues on both sides of the transaction, and attention to detail and as a skilled negotiator with my client’s best interest at heart.  I am dedicated to keeping my client informed along every step of the process of buying or selling a home while providing top-notch counsel and market insight.  I am honest with my clients, sometimes telling them things they might not want to hear but things that are in their best interest.  I am very knowledgeable about the real estate industry, have a lot of energy and work very hard to give my clients the best possible real estate experience.

 

In My Free Time

I love to paint using watercolors, primarily, reading, walking and writing in my spare time.  I spend as much time as I can with my siblings and nieces and nephews and live in Grayson with the love of my life, my husband, Raymond Brown, a real estate investor and licensed attorney.