South Orange County Blog from Bob Phillips

Do You Know What Questions To Ask Your Lender?

Posted in mortgage rates by southorangecounty on June 10, 2011

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

A mortgage comes with many moving pieces and understanding them is the key getting a great deal. Unfortunately, studies show that few Americans have a firm grasp of how mortgages work — from mortgage types to mortgage fees.

In this back-to-basics interview on NBC’s The Today Show, you’ll learn some mortgage planning basics to help you get smarter with your next home loan in Trabuco Canyon or anywhere else — purchase or refinance.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • The mortgage applicants for whom adjustable-rate mortgages are a better choice than fixed-rate mortgages
  • Why you should include “How Good Is This Lender?”-type questions in the rate shopping process
  • What a pre-approval letter is good for, and what it is not good for

There is also one of the most simple explanations of “discount points” ever offered on network television.

The video runs 4-and-a-half minutes. For first-time buyers and experienced ones, it’s worth a watch. You’ll pick up some tips to use on your next mortgage.

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