by Elsa Soto | Nov 26, 2018 | Blog, Buyers, Homeowners, Mortgages, News, Property for Sale in Orlando, Real Estate News
Central Florida’s Daily Mortgage Rates
Welcome to this weeks snapshot of Central Florida Daily Mortgage Rates! Now has never been a better time to invest your hard earned money into something that will continue to reward you, especially with ownership!
BREAKING DOWN ‘Mortgage Rates’
The mortgage rate is a primary consideration for homebuyers looking to finance a new home purchase with a mortgage loan. Other factors also involved include collateral, principal, interest, taxes and insurance. The collateral on a mortgage is the house itself, and the principal is the initial amount for the loan. Taxes and insurance vary according to the location of the home and are usually an estimated figure until the time of purchase.
Each mortgage rate is determined by the lender and can be either fixed, staying the same for the term of the mortgage, or variable, fluctuating with a benchmark interest rate. A mortgage rate may vary for borrowers based on their credit profile. Here is a snap shot of the daily mortgage rates as of today, Monday, November 12, 2018. While the rates shown are not guaranteed for everyone, this gives the average buyer a good idea of what their rate should look like. We always recommend you speak with your local realtor to find the best loan program for your Orlando Home purchase. Take advantage of these mortgage rates now before it changes, contact us today by clicking on this link or filling out the form above!
Source: Bank Rate
by Elsa Soto | Oct 31, 2018 | Blog, Buyers, Homeowners, Investment Property in Florida, Mortgages, News, Property for Sale, Real Estate Components
Taking FEAR Out of the Mortgage Process
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification.
For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be!
In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll need a down payment (the average down payment on all loans last year was 5%, with many buyers putting down 3% or less), a stable income, and good credit history.
Throughout the entire home buying process, you will interact with many different professionals who will all perform necessary roles. These professionals are also valuable resources for you.
Once you’re ready to apply, here are 5 easy steps that Freddie Mac suggests to follow:
- Find out your current credit history & score – even if you don’t have perfect credit, you may already qualify for a loan. The average FICO Score® of all closed loans in September was 731, according to Ellie Mae.
- Start gathering all of your documentation – income verification (such as W-2 forms or tax returns), credit history, and assets (such as bank statements to verify your savings).
- Contact a professional – your real estate agent will be able to recommend a loan officer who can help you develop a spending plan, as well as help you determine how much home you can afford.
- Consult with your lender – he or she will review your income, expenses, and financial goals in order to determine the type and amount of mortgage you qualify for.
- Talk to your lender about pre-approval – a pre-approval letter provides an estimate of what you might be able to borrow (provided your financial status doesn’t change) and demonstrates to home sellers that you are serious about buying!
Do your research, reach out to professionals, stick to your budget, and be sure that you are ready to take on the financial responsibilities of becoming a homeowner.
Source: Keeping Matters Current