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Milton mortgages at the best rates

The mortgage rates in Milton are currently 2.54% for a 15 year fixed mortgage. This is encouraging for buyers that need to purchase a home at affordable rates. The mortgage rates may increase over time as more and more buyers look to make Milton their home. Considering that both the crime rates and the cost of living are lower than the state average, it is easy to see why. Potential residents also see the benefits of being surrounded by nature but there is easy accessibility to amenities.
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Milton could be the best place to buy a home

Milton is a historic city that manages to balance developmental and environmental needs perfectly. The city is known for it's proximity to the Blackwater river and is surrounded by nature trails and water bodies on all sides. For those looking for commercial entertainment, Caroline Street offers a wide range of options for shopping, eating and other activities. The city hosts a large variety of plays, music festivals, art exhibits and more. Numerous events are hosted by the citizens and other officials. New residents can use this as the perfect chance to mingle. Most of the commercial centers also have movie theaters along with arcades. Residents can also head over to the various historic sites to explore the city's history and it's role in the Civil War and World War II. Homes in the area cost around 29% lower than the national average.
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Mortgage rates tailored for your needs

Milton homes at great mortgage rates

A buyer's financial situation is one of the most important decision makers. As such, Earnest can help you figure out the financial aspects of home buying. We can look at your earnings, credit scores and savings to determine the ideal price for your home. Once this has been defined, we choose the most suitable neighborhoods based on your priorities. If a mortgage is necessary, we do our research and find the best possible rates. Discounts and other deductibles will also be disclosed. A buyer that is confused can contact our client services team for clarifications. Many buyers will need to re-finance existing properties to pay for a new home. For these buyers, we can present a well thought out financial plan that addresses various major factors. We then find the appropriate rates for re-financing and help you through the process.
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Common Questions About Milton 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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