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Save on Your Mortgage - Shop First

by Rosie G. Hernandez 11/03/2019

Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put in a “low-ball” offer on a house they truly want. They may risk losing a home that meets all of their qualifications by placing an offer that is five or ten thousand dollars less than a price the seller is willing to accept. What can be even more frustrating is that even if a buyer's offer is accepted by a seller, the buyer may just waste that money, or more, on the mortgage they acquire.

Buyers may be surprised to learn how much even a half of one-percent difference in a mortgage rate can make.

Example One

In our first example, after a down payment, a buyer gets a mortgage for $250,000 over 30 years at 4.5% interest. The monthly payment would be about $1,267 monthly. Over the course of 30 years, those payments would total $456,120. The net cost of the loan is $206,120.

Example Two

In our second example, we take that same $250,000 mortgage over 30 years, but the buyer compared mortgage rates and was able to find a lender offering that same loan at 4.0% interest, one-half of one-percent less. The monthly payment would now be $1,194, totaling $429,840. The net cost of this loan is $179,840. The difference between the two loans is $26,280. All because of a .5% interest rate difference. 

The Best Way to Save Money on a Home

Rather than chancing to lose a home you really like by making an offer that is too low, consider instead performing due diligence on mortgage rates. Seeking out a lower rate can be critical in saving you five, ten or twenty thousand dollars or more. That's a far better solution than losing a home you really wanted.

There are a lot of factors that go into determining loan rates for mortgages. These include the buyer's credit rating, work history, income to debt ratio and loan to value ratio. The bottom line is the better your credit the more options you will have in securing a mortgage loan.

One of the best ways to save money on buying a home is saving money on your mortgage rates. The best way to do that is by monitoring your credit rating and working to build it. When it comes time to buy a home, get pre-qualified and compare mortgage rates. You can even use an online calculator to compare rates on your own. Need further assistance in determining how to find the right mortgage for you? Feel free to reach out, and we can embark on your mortgage and home journey together.

About the Author
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Rosie G. Hernandez

Rosie G. Hernandez licensed real estate broker and CEO of Gold Rose Realty has been serving the Miami/Fort Lauderdale real estate market as a full service boutique brokerage firm for 25+ years. 

Her top team of real estate agents provide quality and professional assistance in the sale and purchase of luxury waterfront condos, single family homes and commercial real estate.

They represent both national and international clients on an exclusive basis when buying or selling real estate, so that they are ensured the utmost professional care and guidance.

The teams goal is to make sure their clients make a sound investment so that their real estate transactions are positive and a win win for all.

In addition, they've partnered with a strong team of real estate professionals who offer financial consulting, international and immigration law, real estate title acquisition, certified public accounting services, property inspections, banking and lending in both residential and commercial real estate, architectural design and real estate development.