Can my second mortgage interest change?
If your loan is fixed-rate, the payments are set for the duration of the loan. Many brokers will offer variable rate mortgages, and these can provide for periodic rate changes. If your contract lets your Federal Way broker adjust your payments, make sure to understand when exactly can the Federal Way lender change the payment and if there are any limitations on how much the rate can change.
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
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.
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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.
Will the Federal Way'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.
I am bankrupt - will I be able to take out a mortgage?
The broker will judge customers with last or present adverse credit in a adaptable manner and every case will be judged on its individual merits. With the customer's capability to keep up repayments on the condo mortgage, taking into account his/her present liabilities. But your bankruptcy will have required to been discharged.
Is it possible to reduce my closing costs?
If you are refinancing, you could reduce some
costs by asking your Federal Way 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.
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.
What should I get in writing when getting a credit?
If your home loan or equity is primarily for personal or family needs, the Federal Way broker is required to give you a disclosure form before you sign the documents. This disclosure form should tell you the actual cost of the loan. It should include the finance charge, the annual percentage rate and the all the other fees included.
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.
What is the repayment term on a fixed homeowner equity?
You should be able to finance your loan for either 5 or 10 years.
How long will I have to repay the second house mortgage?
Some second loans could go for 20 years and some could require repayment in same year. You should discuss the repayment terms with company and pick one who offers the best terms for your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Will the Federal Way's mortgages company require a fee to lock in my rate?
For a traditional 30-90 day rate lock, brokers will not require the borrower to pay a lock fee, but for the privilege of locking for a period beyond 90 days they may. Some lenders allow borrowers to lock and then float the Federal Way rates down one time during the cheap process, typically a borrower is required to bring in a fee of 0.5-1% of the loan amount which is then credited or refunded to them at closing. It is a lock fee the Federal Way's companies require to insure the transaction will in fact close.
What are the terms for Federal Way's mortgages?
Mortgages are available with a fixed interest for various terms, from six months to 10 years, with payments amortized over periods of up to 25 years. All our lenders offer variable rate home loans options.
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 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.
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.