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If you’re buying a home, you may know that mortgage rates have something to do with the interest you pay over the life of your loan. But do you really know how your home’s mortgage rate can affect you? Learn about mortgage rates and how they work, as well as steps you can take to save money now and in the future.
A mortgage rate, or mortgage interest rate or interest rate, is part of what it costs to borrow money from a lender. Instead of paying your mortgage lender a lump sum, the interest is paid as part of your monthly payment for your home loan.
Your mortgage rate is one component of the figure that makes up your annual percentage rate (APR). For this reason, your APR is typically higher than your mortgage rate.
Your mortgage interest rate only covers the cost of borrowing a specific amount of money from a lender and is the actual rate used to calculate your monthly principal and interest payment The APR covers a broader spectrum of the costs involved in a mortgage, including:
When comparing APRs for different loans, it’s important to ask your lender what’s included in your APR and how the terms of your loan affect the amount.
The term, length of time it takes to pay off your loan and type of mortgage you have affects your monthly interest rate. There are two main types of mortgage loans.
A fixed-rate mortgage provides you with a consistent interest rate for the life of your loan. This means your monthly principal and interest (P&I) payment will be consistent as well. such as taxes and insurance. A fixed-rate mortgage generally has a higher interest rate than the initial interest rate on an ARM.
An adjustable-rate mortgage has a fixed introductory rate that stays the same for a set period of time, such as 5 or 7 years, then may change periodically. This means your monthly P&I payment could increase considerably after your introductory period is over. Rate caps exist to limit the amount your interest rate can rise.
Your mortgage rate is a unique number affected by your personal financial situation as well as larger economic factors. Your personal financial situation will help determine if you’re eligible for a lower rate. These factors can affect the amount of your mortgage rate.
You can’t control these factors, but they help dictate the national average for current mortgage rates.
Your personal financial situation is an important factor that determines what mortgage rates you’re eligible for. These factors can help you get an affordable mortgage rate.
While you can’t control external factors that determine your rate, there are ways you can find an affordable mortgage rate.
Your mortgage rate is an important part of your home loan. Getting a lower mortgage rate starts when you make the decision to become a homeowner. Building a good credit history and making responsible financial decisions will show lenders you’re a responsible borrower. When you begin searching for a mortgage loan, shop around to see which lenders are offering the best terms. As you work with a lender to determine the details of your loan, consider these options to help get a lower rate.
Fluctuating market prices mean mortgage rates can change frequently. When you’ve been quoted a mortgage rate you like, it’s important to lock it in. This means you’ll still get the rate you were quoted — even if market rates rise before closing.
Rate locks last anywhere from 30 to 90 days and usually require you to pay a fee. While rate locks prevent your mortgage rate from rising, they may also prevent you from taking advantage of rate drops. Talk to your Home Lending Advisor about lock options.
If you’re having difficulty meeting your monthly payments or simply want to take advantage of current lower mortgage rates, you may be able to change your mortgage rate. It’s important to note that these options may l also change other terms of your mortgage.
Your mortgage rate is one of many factors that affect your monthly mortgage payment and the total amount you pay for your home. Taking the time to learn about mortgage rates and how they fluctuate could help you get a lower rate. Talk with a Home Lending Advisor about getting the right rate for you.
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These articles are for educational purposes only and provide general mortgage information. Products, services, processes and lending criteria described in these articles may differ from those available through JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. or any of its affiliates. For more information on available products and services, and to discuss your options, please contact a Chase Home Lending Advisor.
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