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Residential Mortgage


If you are an individual who wants to purchase a home, then you will be looking at residential mortgages.  For people who want to purchase property or buildings for commercial use, there are commercial mortgages.  Since most people plan to purchase a home at some time in their lives, it is a good idea to understand more about how residential mortgages work. 

 

Most people are not able to save up enough money to purchase a home for their families when the family is young and really needs a home.  There are hundreds of lenders that are willing to loan individuals enough money to make that purchase for a fee.  The fee is called interest.  Different lenders will charge different interest rates, and the same lender may charge different interest rates for different loan products. Even though the initial amount of money that is being borrowed is quite high in comparison to something like a car loan, the length of time that the loan term includes allows the payments to be reasonably low so that a person could actually afford to make the payments and purchase a home with a home mortgage. 

 

There are many different loans available for home purchase and mortgage refinance.  You may prefer a fixed rate loan or an adjustable rate loan.  You may need to get a bad credit mortgage loan if your credit is not as high as it needs to be.  If your current residential mortgage is at a higher rate of interest than the current rates, you may consider mortgage refinancing to get a lower rate and to lower your payments.   

 

Because there are so many lenders that offer residential mortgages, you can shop around for the best rates and overall costs.  The rate to look at is the APR, since it factors in the closing costs and other costs of the loan.  In addition to this rate, you will want to see which lender charges the lowest rates for mortgage insurance.  Some lenders give you a break on the closing costs, and others require lower down payments.  Be sure to figure in your income and budgetary needs as well as your savings and the amount you have for a down payment and closing costs.  Because there are so many different factors that will affect your monthly mortgage payment, it is a good idea to shop around for the best loan from the best lender.  You can look locally or you can shop online.  Remember to ask for detailed quotes so that you can more readily compare apples to apples.