Mortgage rates are near historic lows however the Federal Reserve has been clear about their intentions to raise their rates in the near future. As the economy slowly starts to recover with lower unemployment and higher inflation, mortgage rates nationwide will slowly adjust upward. If you are interested in buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage, now is the time to act!
MORTGAGE RATE EXAMPLE:
Home Buyer A) get a $200,000 home loan at 6%. Home Buyer B) also buys a home with a $200,000 mortgage but locks in an interest rate at 4.50%.
Home Buyer B) would save an estimated $185.73 per month compared to Home Buyer A) with these example rates.
That is equivalent to saving $2,228.76 per year. Over the life of a 30 year mortgage, this would be a significant amount equalling $66,862.80 in interest savings (if compared at a fully amortized loan term).
**Above rates are for illustration purposes only. Current mortgage rates may be lower or higher depending on market conditions, loan term, borrower credit scores, mortgage programs and other factors. Please check with your loan officer for an exact rate quote by calling 1-800-555-2098.
Michigan Mortgage Rates Application
There are several factors that will determine your mortgage rate including, credit, loan-to-value, loan program and other factors. Mortgage rates in Grand Rapids are the near lowest we have seen in history.
If you are over 4.99% then now is the time to take advantage of the current refinance rates. If you are considering purchasing a home, then you can get more for your money with interest rates low and home prices at their rock bottom!
If you are hoping to reduce your mortgage payments by refinancing your home loan or if you are planning on purchasing a home in the near future then I strongly recommend you lock in your mortgage rate while they are still near historic lows. Home loan interest rates may rise at any time so request a lock as soon as possible.
Getting the lowest interest rates on your mortgage in Michigan is important to save money over the life of your loan. A difference of even a half percentage point can cost you thousands of dollars over the years.
To ensure you get the lowest mortgage rates in Michigan be sure to check with a local mortgage company or mortgage broker. A mortgage broker can often times offer lower interest rates than the big banks because they have lower overhead and less costs in doing business. Additionally they may be able to structure your mortgage loan in a way that you get rock bottom rates.
After you find the right company for your home loan, you should consider other factors that determine your rate. Bank and lenders set their rates based on risk. The more risky the investment for the bank, the higher the interest rate they need to charge.
To get the best rates you will need a 20% down payment, 740 credit scores (or higher), conventional financing and a short mortgage term. For example, a 10 year mortgage will offer lower rates than a 30 year fixed mortgage. This is because there is less risk for the lender because they will get their investment back quickly.
If you are looking to lock in a low mortgage rate then call Riverbank Finance today at 1-800-555-2098 or request information on mortgage rates below.