Stressed out about applying for a mortgage? You don't have to be. Being close to several mortgage lenders in the San Antonio area has helped me understand some things that can make the loan application process pretty simple.
Be sure to bring a list of questions if you don't perfectly understand the advantages and disadvantages of all the different loan programs. One of my lender contacts or I will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each program, because it's a challenge to understand the distinctions between fixed and adjustable rate mortgages.
When you lock in the rate, the mortgage lender is guaranteed to keep to the mortgage interest rates for the loan – ordinarily at the time the loan application is sent in. By floating the rate, you can lock the rate at any time between the day of your loan application and closing. Buyers who prefer to float presume that interest rates will dip in the near future. Click here to see the outlook for the next 90 days of interest rates.
When you decide to pay additional points to lower the rate of your loan, you will do so by paying for them in cash at the time of closing. Every point is 1 percent of the mortgage loan. Click here to use my points calculator. It will assist you in determining if purchasing points is right for you.
Getting a loan requires a lot of paperwork, so you should spend some time getting your documentation together. Click here to preview general information that goes on a loan application.
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