Why to check on your Interest Rate & APR

Financial institutions provide considerable information and guidance on mortgage loans and interest rates that apply to these. But it is you who makes the final decision for the best possible loan. Mortgage interest rates change constantly and daily, depending on various and diverse economic, national and international factors.

Finding-a-refinance-rate-for-your-home

The current national interest rate is generally published in various mass media such as the financial section of newspapers, websites, etc.  This information not only helps you know the current interest but also to analyze how interest presented by a certain time.

Keep in mind that,  your monthly payment will be reflected accordingly to the interest rate  you get on a home loan. Remember that these are the loan payments and do not include any other amount as is the property tax, homeowner’s insurance, loan insurance (PMI) if the payment is less engaging 20 percent of the value house, the cost of association if it is a condo, among others.

It is important to not confuse the effective rate of basic interest (Interest Rate) with the annual interest rate (APR), which is calculated according to the cost of your loan and not just the total amount of the amount financed, as in the interest for cash.  Ask if the interest rate is fixed or adjustable. Note that variable interest rates may increase and thus also their allowance.

However, the total cost of a mortgage includes more than just the basic rate of interest or effective. These costs include origination fees; discount points, miscellaneous expenses, etc. and other terms and conditions that could affect the final cost of your mortgage.  In most loans, lenders offer mortgages with several combinations of points and interest rates. Generally, the lower the interest rate, more points could pay before closing. Interest rates affect your monthly mortgage payment, while points affect the amount of cash that must be at closing.

Make sure to understand all terms of the mortgage you choose, so you do not get surprises along the way.  Mortgages are complex financial transactions, and lenders are committed to explain the pros and cons to homebuyers about the various programs and interest rates they offer.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s