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How to Get a Mortgage

A mortgage is probably the biggest loan you will ever use. It lets you buy a home and pay it off slowly over a decade or decades. In this way, you can now invest in a home that will potentially earn a decent value.

New government regulations and consumer protection laws are forcing mortgage lenders to establish a good-faith effort to ensure home buyers are actually qualified for the home loan they are looking for. That means that lenders must closely examine things such as credit score, debt-to-income ratio and down payment. 

Consumers have their own set of standards. They will perform research on form of funding (fixed or variable), time period for repayment (15, 20, or 30-year mortgage?), and the institution they plan to receive a loan from before they sign up.

Credit Score

Your credit score is the starting point for borrowers and if it isn’t good enough, it may also act as the stopping point. Many borrowers want to start dreaming about a mortgage with a credit score of 680 or greater. Under that it is possible to get one with a ranking, but it would be a stretch to believe you’re going to get a traditional loan from a bank or online lender.

A 680-750 credit score will lower the interest rate and anything above 750 will get you the lowest interest rate possible. When you have struggled with your credit history and sub-680 is your ranking, you will not be disqualified from obtaining a home loan but it will cost you more.

Down Payment

The down payment may be the one thing that everyone knows is part of the home-buying process, but there is some debate about how much a down payment to make; how to finance it; and who profits more from a large down payment: the borrower or the lender?

It seems obvious that the greater the down payment, the better it is for the buyer and for good reason: it is the first jab to reduce the amount of money you have to borrow, thus reducing the amount you have to pay back.

Let us help you get started on the path to your first mortgage. Visit https://realestatefundingsolutions.com/mortgage-calculator/ and use our mortgage calculator to begin gaining and understanding of where you should begin.

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