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Month: April 2013

Buying A Home Is A Complicated Process

I have been thinking about purchasing a new rental property, but all of the things you have to worry about are too much for me to handle. While people make it seem like it is a breeze, I felt so confused when a friend tried to explain everything to me. The only thing I understand about the entire process is the importance of finding a lender and decent real estate broker.

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

Now may be the perfect time for you to refinance your home, if you are seeking a lower mortgage rate than your current one. However, there is more to refinancing than the rate. Due to the fact that there is much for you to contemplate in terms of refinancing your home, it is imperative that you not only ask essential questions, but obtain very realistic answers. Below are five questions that need to be addressed when considering and/or shopping for a home refinance loan.

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Interest Rates Keep Dropping. How Long To Wait To Refinance?

Even if you are keen to refinance your home, you may be hesitant to actually lock in an interest rate when rates continue to fluctuate and keep dropping. While it makes perfect and good sense that you would want to obtain the best possible deal, don’t let this good sense turn to bad sense by waiting forever to lock in. Some homeowners are hesitant to commit to an interest rate because they worry that if they’re locked in, a better rate will come along that they could have had if only they had waited. The fact of the matter is, locking the interest rate on a mortgage loan is, and always will be, a gamble. Sometimes you will be lucky and other times you won’t. That said, when you have a locked interest rate, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are guaranteed this rate, regardless of whether the rates should go up at the time of your closing.

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