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Millersville is the perfect community for you

Originally founded as a pre-Civil War railroad town, Millersville is a quaint, quiet village that blends a storied American history with modern residential housing. Nestled in the heart of Ann Arundel County, Millersville boasts a mix of well-worn nature trails, superb local restaurants, and modest but cozy houses of various styles.

Millersville is a slice of Americana, just for you

Live a charmed life right here

Millersville is ideal for families looking to get away from the mania of urban living while remaining in proximity to Washington, D.C. Farmhouses, wide open ranches, and country cottages dot the landscape of Millersville, a town perfect for large families or anyone who wants to give their pets plenty of land to frolic in. It's about as rural a community as you can find in the state of Maryland. Before buying here, however, take the time to investigate property taxes for your Millersville home.

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What are you waiting for? Make homeownership happen today

For those fond of the rustic country lifestyle, Millersville is the clear choice for you and your family. With just 18,074 people living in Millersville, and a population density of about 1,000 people per square mile, this village has the perfect blend of country living and suburban community. Home prices here range between $150,000 and $650,000 according to Zillow. Don't waste another second. With dozens of properties to choose from, there is something for everyone in Millersville. Earnest can help you secure a loan to make that dream a reality.

Common Questions About Buying a Home in Millersville

All The Answers You Need to Settle Down Sooner

Should I choose a fixed or adjustable rate?

It depends how long you expect to stay in the home. Adjustable rates are good for people who may not be in the home long, whereas fixed rates are ideal for people who are confident of settling in.

Do I need a home appraisal?

Probably—in most cases, the homebuyer must use an appraiser to evaluate the value of the home. Appraisal costs vary depending on the value of the property, as well as the state the house is in. Buyers cannot choose their own appraiser—the bank makes the decision.

What is PMI?

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is required when a homebuyer makes a down payment of less than 20%, or when a borrower refinances with less than 20% equity in the home. PMI fees vary according to your down payment and credit score, and adds a premium to your monthly mortgage payment. Please note, PMI is tax-deductible in 2015 and 2016 for certain income brackets.

What does Loan-to-Value mean?

Loan-to-Value (LTV) is the percentage of your home’s value that your loan represents. When refinancing, the calculation is simply the loan amount divided by the appraised value. When buying a home, the LTV is found by dividing by either the purchase price or appraised amount, whichever is lower. When the LTV is less than 80%, the lender generally requires PMI.

For example:

Purchase price: $100,000
Down payment: $15,000
Loan amount: $85,000
Appraised value: $110,000
LTV: $85,000/$100,000 = 85%

What are closing costs?

Closing costs are standard fees associated with a real estate transaction. You will typically pay about 2-5% of the purchase price in closing costs—the exact amount depends on where you are buying (or refinancing), as well as number of extra fees involved in your particular transaction. Earnest charges no lender fees, so the borrower is only responsible for 3rd-party fees.

What should I consider before refinancing my mortgage?

Refinancing your home loan is an attractive option when rates are low. A simple rate and term refinance can help you lower your monthly payment and potentially eliminate your PMI premium, as long as you have built up enough equity in the home. You might also use a cash-out refinance to access some of the equity you’ve built up in the home (which may result in a higher monthly payment on your new loan).

However, keep in mind that refinancing a mortgage does involve several fees (closing costs). Before refinancing, you should calculate the ‘break-even’ point at which your refinanced loan makes up for the closing costs. If you plan to leave your home before this time, it’s better to stay with your current mortgage.

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