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Mortgage rates for a new house in scenic Woodsboro

A low mortgage rate will make finding a new house in the scenic little town of Woodsboro easy. With plenty of options over plenty of price ranges there is an option for everyone to come and be a member of this tight-knit Appalachian community. Everything you want in a quiet town that is perfect for the woodland lover looking to live simply.

A beautiful home in charming Woodsboro

Mortgage rates for your new home in a pleasant suburb

Located right on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains and the Maryland/Pennsylvania border, Woodsboro is a small community of just over 1,000 people with a median home sales price of just under $290,000. Woodsboro is a town that offers affordable housing options, from ranch to colonial, in a multitude of price ranges for anyone looking to escape city living and move to a comfortable suburb. Culture in the city is not hard to find with beautiful Woodsboro Park for those that enjoy nature, a ton of food options for those that enjoy a good meal, and plenty of hiking options nearby for those that want to do something more than run around the block. The area and the community are seemingly at a standstill in time, that will beg you to be a part of it.

Your new favorite home is right in Westboro

Low mortgage rates and easy application on the road to home

It does not matter whether you are buying your first house, investing in a property, or looking for a good place to retire: the first step to securing a contract for a house is getting a loan. Mortgage rates vary based on a number of factors, such as the purpose for the loan, ZIP code, purchase price, down payment, and credit score. Military veterans are eligible for special rates. When researching mortgage rates for scenic Westboro make sure to ask your realtor if you are eligible for any discounts. After preapproval for a mortgage you can start looking for the place you have been dreaming of. If you are researching mortgage rates in Westboro because you mean to refinance, the process is similar to that of obtaining a new home loan. Refinancing can help a homeowner put a little bit more cash in his pocket for that next big adventure--whether your aspirations are at home or abroad.

Common Questions About Woodsboro 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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