Mortgage rates plummet even more – Know some ways to save money
Due to some specific reasons, the mortgage rates have plummeted like never before in the US and the homeowners are therefore jumping to buy a house or to refinance their mortgage loans. Both the fixed rate and the adjustable rate mortgage loans have fallen like never before and this may be the reason behind the increasingly large number of mortgage applications among the most famous mortgage servicers. If you too want to take out a loan at an affordable rate, you have to consider certain important points. Here are some of them.
Boost your credit score: Unless you boost your credit score and prove yourself to be creditworthy enough, you won’t be able to grab a mortgage loan that is within your means. You should order a free copy of your credit report from any of the three credit reporting agencies so that you may know the negative listings that is dropping down your score.
Lower the DTI ratio: You should also take steps to lower the DTI ratio by repaying your high interest debt. The more debt you have in accordance with your monthly income, the higher will be the DTI ratio and therefore you should ensure taking professional help in order to repay your debts and reduce the DTI ratio so as to take out a loan within your budget.
Pay down the exact amount: Unless you take out an FHA mortgage loan, you’ll have to pay down at least 20% of the loan amount and if you don’t, you have to pay the PMIs or the Private Mortgage Insurance. Save enough money to be able to pay down the exact amount so that you don’t have to repay increased monthly payments.
So, even though the mortgage rates have plummeted recently, you can still follow the above mentioned points in order to seal the deal on a loan that is within your means.