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.
Is it a smart to refinance?
You can be tired of making one payment for your 1st and another payment for your second subprime mortgage. Possibly it's time to decrease your current rate to a lower fixed or adjustable or maybe you have an adjustable rate that you want to change into a fixed. You may want to cash out some of your equity, or lower your rate in general payment. Bad credit refinancing can also let you to get rid of private insurance PMI if you now have 20% equity in your condo. To talk about the possibilities, call one of our brokers or apply online for a no cost, no obligation quote.
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.
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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.
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.
How do I choose a second mortgage lender?
If you are looking for a Centennial's brokers, make comparisons between them. Look for interest, and origination fees, closing costs and repayment terms. Check with your local banks, credit unions and finance companies about their terms.
What is the difference in payments for non-owner occupied vs. owner occupied financing?
Conforming non-owner occupied rates are typically 3/8% higher
than owner occupied interest. The equity requirement is usually higher for non-owner occupied bad credit mortgages as well, typically 20-30%.
What are super jumbo mortgages and how much higher are the payments?
A super jumbo loan exceeds $650,000. A super jumbo mortgage usually has a rate 1/4% higher than your average jumbo mortgage.
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 house? Obtaining the right mortgage for your particular needs could make sense even when rates are not at their lowest levels. First identify your goal and contact a Centennial broker for suggestions on programs that would best help you meet your objectives. Then shop for rates after you have selected the appropriate program.
What is the difference between 0 point and no cost mortgage?
With no cost home loan, a borrower has
accepted a higher amounts, with the trade off that the company or broker will pay for all their non-recurring closing costs. With 0 point, a borrower has opted not to pay points to buy their interest down but will still be paying for their base closing costs.
Is there a free for paying my amount owed off early?
When you pay off your loans completely or to move to a different Centennial broker, there's probably to be a fee lenders typically charge a deeds release fee which can differ from $25 to over $200.
Should I lock my interest at an application or float the amount until closing?
The answer depends on one's outlook for rates in your city, whether you are satisfied with the current rate being offered (and would not be deterred from proceeding if rates declined), when you need to close and whether or not a rate increase could affect your ability to qualify. With a purchase, there is a contractual obligation to close on a specified date. With a refinance transaction, there is no such obligation to close and therefore a refinance applicant could postpone closing for a more favorable one. Some lenders take the guesswork out of the process by allowing borrowers to lock and then float the rate down one time during the process.
What is a prepayment penalty and is it generally advisable to get a mortgage that has one?
A prepayment penalty allows the agent to charge
a borrower additional interest, typically six months worth, when a mortgage is repaid during the penalty period, which is usually somewhere in the first three to five years of the home loans. If a it does have a prepayment penalty, this is clearly stated within the disclosures, note or prepayment penalty rider to the note. The advantage of taking a homeowner loan with a prepayment penalty is that it could carry a lower interest or you may be permitted to take a it without paying for non-recurring closing costs.
Is it possible to reduce my closing costs?
If you are refinancing, you could reduce some costs by asking your Centennial mortgage company about them. Example: your lender could use your last house appraisal or your other credit reports or even recertify old documents for cheaper then getting new documents.
What paperwork will the lender need to process my application?
The answer depends upon the quality of your credit and the amount of equity you have in your property. On a typical fully documented house loan application (where an applicant is seeking to qualify based on an employee's salary), the agent will require: one month's current pay stubs, W-2's for the prior two years and bank and investment account statements for the prior 2-3 months. If an applicant is self-employed then additional documentation could be required
What kinds of government loans are available to homebuyers?
Several federal, state, and local government financing programs
are available to homebuyers. The two main federal programs are: VA and FHA loans.
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What is a collateral?
When you ask for a subprime home credit, you're putting the property itself up as collateral. Naturally, the lender will want to know that the property is worth at least as much as the amount, which is why an inspection is needed. But they'll also want evidence you have the cash needed for the down-payment and closing costs. They'll seek confirmation of money from resources as well as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual money, quotes, the sale of an present property or any gifts from family members that won't must be repaid.
What kind of property is qualified for a Centennial home equity?
Home equities are available for a one to four family residential unit, which is owner occupied as a main residence. The credit union doesn't offer home equity loans on a property that's being bought on contract.
Will the Centennial'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.
What can home equity credit line do for me?
If you need to borrow money, home equity lines just could be a great source of cash. It would provide you with a large amount of cash at relatively low rates and with some tax advantages not available with other kinds of loans. Fill in our calculator to get a quote.
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.