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Reasonable mortgage rates in Reisterstown

Reisterstown mortgage rates are currently around 4 percent—a great deal when you consider Reisterstown's proximity to Baltimore. Invest today with Earnest, before Maryland's best kept secret is discovered and rates go up!

Reisterstown, an ideal location

Traveling to your investment will be a breeze

Enjoy a quaint small town? Reisterstown's charm will draw you in every time. Walk down Main Street and enjoy the local businesses, or venture to larger malls such as Reisterstown Road Plaza where you can dine and shop! We're sure you'll love the peaceful atmosphere of this cozy area. You can even invest near the town center to ensure you won't miss out on any of the fun. With historic low mortgage rates and home values increasing year after year, now is a great time to become a homeowner in Maryland.

Reisterstown has everything a small town should

Invest in an area with local charm

Located to the northwest of Baltimore, Reisterstown is ideally located if you want to live near the city but prefer a rural community. If you're about to be a first-time homeowner, then don't stress—Earnest can help you through the process and make it as easy as possible! And if you've been considering refinancing, Earnest can help with that, too. Earnest is here to support you no matter what your mortgage goals, so you can get back to your life and home.

Common Questions About Reisterstown 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.

Knowledge Is (Buying) Power

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