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Mortgage rates in Midland

For a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, rates fall in between 4 percent and 4.5 percent. A 20-year fixed rate mortgage rates vary between 3.8 percent and 4 percent, and a 15-year fixed rate has rates that fluctuate from 3.2 percent to 3.5 percent. Midland is a beautiful gem shrouded in the midst of Georges Creek Valley. It's a historic river town with homes that are going fast, due in part to low mortgage and great home life.

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Midland is in demand for new home owners

If you are looking to buy a new home, look no further than the charmingly historic neighborhood of Midland. Midland is nestled in mountainous Allegheny County. Midland homes are under $200,000, making it affordable living in a beautiful and tranquil community. While Midland may be small, the area offers access to stores like Walmart, Target and more. There are many elementary and high schools within a fifteen-mile radius of Midland in the Cumberland School District. Frostburg State University is minutes away, offering a great opportunity to enjoy college athletic games.

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Whether you are seeking to purchase an investment property or are a first time homebuyer, only one company is truly equipped to handle your mortgage needs: Earnest. Earnest understands the complexity of mortgages, as well as the best term and rate options for your finances. Midland homes are selling quick. Trust Earnest to help you navigate through the mortgage process in a timely and professional manner.

Common Questions About Midland Mortgage Rates

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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