After you scraped together a modest deposit for your new home you may think you’re home and dry. Think again. On top of there’s the surveyors and solicitors to pay. Then the government want a slice. You’ve got to pay stamp duty at 1% of the property’s price (if the house … Read The Full Post
Some people who decide it’s time for a mortgage refinance aren’t prepared for the closing costs associated with the loan. They think that they’ve already paid closing costs and all the other fees associated with the purchase of the house, so they’re surprised to find that many of these same costs … Read The Full Post
A mortgage for first time home buyers or people who are looking to refinance their homes has become much easier in later years’ thanks to the internet and the ability to obtain a mortgage on-line.
Of course there is your local bank, where you can go, walk in, sit down with … Read The Full Post
In recent years property values have soared, while investment returns have been modest. This has created a situation where a lot of seniors are finding themselves in the position of being house rich and cash poor. These cash strapped seniors are looking for ways to increase their retirement income while continuing … Read The Full Post
According to a recent report consumers confidence in variable rate mortgage products is on the increase in the UK, following a substantial period of consumers tending to shy away from variable rate products, preferring instead to opt for more stable, yet more expensive, fixed rate deals. The series of five interest … Read The Full Post
It’s no secret that the U.S. housing marketing is having one of its largest slumps since the early 1980s. Pick up a newspaper or turn on the news and you are inundated with a daily report of more foreclosures, people falling further behind on their payments and a general souring of … Read The Full Post
Now that you have been in your home for a few years and you have established some equity, you may be considering doing some home improvement with a second mortgage.
Home improvement comes in many forms. Such as a new kitchen, bathroom, roof, siding, etc.
You can acquire a home improvement … Read The Full Post
Having agreed on a monthly payment schedule with your mortgage lender doesn’t necessarily set that amount in stone – that’s just the minimum you can pay! By playing with a mortgage calculator, particularly a pre-payment loan calculator, you can see where extra payments can make long-term savings on your mortgage.
The … Read The Full Post
Refinancing your current mortgage is a wise financial decision if you can recoup the costs of a refi. An average refinancing deal, you can expect to pay between two and six percent of the loan amount if fees and points. On average if you can lower your interest rate by two … Read The Full Post
Most people automatically look for the lowest down payment option on mortgages. This knee jerk reaction is not always the best way to go.
The Down Payment and Mortgage Relationship. A down payment is usually required when obtaining a mortgage. Although there are some down payment free mortgages available, these can … Read The Full Post