What is a home equity loan?
A Home Equity uses a portion of the value of your primary residence, above what you owe on your existing credit, as a security.
What is the oldest age at which I can apply?
Each lender will have a different maximum age to take out a loan. Lenders have to know that you may pay for your repayments so if you take out a loan that will take you into retirement they'll need acknowledgement that you'll have enough earning in retirement to continue paying your monthly repayments.
Do I have to have life insurance to become qualified for a mortgage?
No you don't have to have life assurance to get a house loan. Life assurance is an important consideration when you're taking on the commitment of a homeowner credit particularly if you have dependents.
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How can I keep track of interest changes that may influence my payments?
Once your rate changes a broker will issue
you a letter in tell you of your new repayments and chargeable rate.
What is a cash-out option?
If you have enough equity in your property, you may be able to refinance with an amount greater than your current rate and keep the difference. you may be able to use the money for condo improvement, debt consolidation, or whatever else you could like.
May I pre-arrange my loan?
Based on your financial situation, our brokers can pre-approve a maximum amount of financing at a specific amount for certain period. You will know, without obligation, the amount you can borrow, and your payments.
Is refinancing the right option for me?
Look at your refinance related goals: are you
looking to improve your monthly cash flow, reduce your refinance term, do you need to take out cash utilizing the equity from your condo? Obtaining the mortgage for your particular needs could make sense even when rates are not at their lowest levels. First identify your goal and contact a broker for suggestions on programs that would best help you meet your objectives. Then shop for rates after you have selected the appropriate program.
Is refinancing worth it?
Real estate refinance costs money. Like purchasing a new place, there are points and fees to think about. Typically it takes at least three years to recoup the costs of refinancing, if you don't plan to stay that long it isn't worth the money. But if your interest is high it can be smart to refinance it, if it's for the short term. If you have a prepayment penalty, this is another cost you'll incur if you refinance. Try our calculator for a quote.
What is the best way to find lenders?
It is a good idea to contact at least three to five companies for input on home equity loan programs and rates. You can do all of your shopping on-line or by phone. If there are any usual twists to your scenario, it is best to disclose as much information up front as possible to be certain you are making a proper comparison amongst brokers. When making comparisons you must be sure to compare subprime mortgages of similar terms.
Will the Arvada's mortgage advisor require an appraisal of the property?
Yes, the property is the collateral, therefore an
appraisal is almost always required and if a borrower pays for the appraisal he or she is definitely entitled to receive a copy of it.
How much Homeowner's insurance coverage do I need to get new mortgage?
A safe bet is to buy a guaranteed-replacement-cost policy that will generally pay out 20-50% more than the face value of the policy to rebuild your property. This is also the preferred policy of lenders. A replacement-cost policy typically adjusts the amount of insurance each year to keep pace with rising construction costs in your area. It is important to note that local building codes require structures to be built to specific standards which could vary over time, if your property is severely damaged, you may be required to rebuild it to current codes. Even guaranteed-replacement-cost polices do not always cover this expense. However, many insurers offer an endorsement that will pay for the upgrading cost, it is a good idea to consider adding such an endorsement to your replacement-cost policy.
Will the agent require an appraisal of the property?
Yes, the property is the collateral, therefore an appraisal is almost always required and if a borrower pays for the appraisal he or she is definitely entitled to receive a copy of it.
What is a Balloon Mortgage?
These short term mortgages begin with low, fixed
payments. Then, in five, seven or ten years a single big payment balloon for all left over principal is due. While this saves money up front, coming up with a big payment at the end of the term can be hard. Some subprime lenders will let you to refinance that payment, but some won't, so make sure you know what you're to get into.
What is an interest only homeowner loan?
An interest only mortgage is loan with which you can just pay the interest or the interest and portion of the principal whenever you want during the pre-designated amount of time. These loans can be 20-year fixed or adjustable rate mortgages.
Which is better a fixed or adjustable rate?
Depends, when rates are low, a fixed rate is the best bet for many purchasers. Over the next five, ten, or thirty years, interest rates are more apt to go up than more down. if rates could go a little lower in the short run, an ARMs rate will change up soon and you won't get much if you're planning to stay in the house more than some years. In the long run, ARMs are probably to go up, meaning many purchasers will be best off locking in a better fixed rate now and not taking the risk of much higher rates afterward.
What is the repayment term on a fixed homeowner equity?
You should be able to finance your loan
for either 5 or 10 years.
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How can I save money on my mortgage?
The simplest way to decrease the interest costs on your amount owed is to pay it off sooner. You may be able to pay weekly or biweekly. Making your home equity payments earlier and more usually through weekly or biweekly payments can save on interest compared with monthly deposits or you may be able to decide a shorter amortization period.
What type of home equity loans does a typical credit union offer?
The credit union offers two types of home equity loans. The 1st is a Home Equity Line of Credit. The second type is a fixed payment homeowner equity loan, with repayment terms of 5, ten or 15 years.
What documentation will the lender usually require?
The answer depends upon the quality of your credit and the amount of equity you have in your property. On a common completely documented application where an applicant is seeking to meet the criteria depending on an employee's salary, the lender will require: one month's current pay stubs, W-2's for the previous two years and bank and investment account statements for the previous 2-3 months. If an applicant is self employed has a 25% or greater ownership in a business then extra documentation may be obliged.
What are low down payment options for buyers who can not afford a 20% down payment?
Assuming you may be able to pay for high monthly home equity payments and have a high credit score, you may want to be able to find a low 5% or no down payment mortgage. But, you may have to pay a higher interest and fees than someone making a bigger down payment. If you put down less than 20%, you may have to either pay for private insurance or take out two separate loans.
Why do I need to pay for another policy of title insurance when we already own the property?
Before closing your new loan, your new lender must be sure that the title to the property will be free and clear, free of previous defects and indebtedness. A new policy is required to protect the new mortgages lender and successive investor of your new apartment loan. Both a homeowner and loans specialist have to be sure that what is available on the property is what is called a marketable title. A title company researches the legal history of the property that involves searching public records in the offices of the county recorder. Problems with the title could threaten the house loan, bound ones use and enjoyment of the property and could end in financial loss. A policy of title insurance protects a homeowner's title and the insurer covers the cost of any legal disputes.