Used During the Mortgage Process

APR – This stands for Annual Percentage Rate. It enables you to compare the full cost of the mortgage. Rather than just being an interest rate, it includes up front and ongoing costs More »

Exclusive Mortgage Lead Info Guide

Before understanding all about exclusive mortgage leads we will first try to define mortgage leads and then we will proceed further. This article will provide you with all the basics that you More »

Mortgage Refinancing Questions

Mortgage Refinancing is way to replace the existing mortgage with another mortgage. The replacement can happen with the current mortgage lender or a different mortgage lender. Mortgage Lenders created numerous mortgage options More »

Using A Reverse Mortgage

Alternatives to Long Term Care Insurance: Using a Reverse Mortgage and Other Methods to Pay for Long-term Care Costs Because long-term care insurance requires you to be in good health, this planning More »

Second Mortgage

Opting for a second mortgage is a decision which warrants a great deal of consideration. Before entering into a second mortgage, homeowners should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of taking on More »

Mortgage Alternative in Today’s Economy

Today’s economy is very different from the economic state of our country five years ago, and with drastic changes in the real estate market as well, choosing the right mortgage is a crucial decision. There are numerous mortgage options available for prospective buyers at the current time; however, figuring out the pros and cons of each mortgage alternative can be a little overwhelming. In an attempt to simplify the process of choosing a mortgage, this article will explain some of the benefits and drawbacks associated with the 5 year ARM, 15 year fixed mortgage, and the 203 FHA mortgage.

Adjustable rate mortgages (ARM’s) are quite popular for buyers looking to purchase a home, without breaking their bank account. An adjustable rate mortgage basically means that the borrower is obtaining a loan with an interest rate that is initially lower than the average interest rate offered in fixed rate mortgages. Where this type of mortgage gets a little risky, is in relation to the future of the loan. This type of loan can be a bit of a risk, in that as interest rates increase, so can the monthly mortgage. Adjustable rate mortgages are really a better option

Glossary of Mortgage Terms

Additional Security Fee

An Additional Security Fee (Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee policy) is the fee taken to get an insurance policy that will cover your lender so that if you default on payments, he will not suffer any loss. You have to pay the Additional Security Fee and the premium along with your mortgage advance. Although you are paying the premium, remember that this policy is for the protection of your lender and not for you.

Administration Fee

The administration fee is the amount charged by your lender to start working on the documentation part of your mortgage application. It includes the home valuation fee as well. The administration fee will not be refunded even if your valuation is not done or if your application has been rejected.

Adverse Credit

Adverse credit occurs when you have a history of bad credit, bankruptcy, CCJ, or loan arrears. Adverse credit can also be called as bad credit, poor credit, or it can be said that you have a low credit score.

Agricultural Restriction

An agricultural restriction is a rule which will restrict you from holding a property if your occupation is in any way