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Earnest knows Navarre's current housing market

2015 saw the home values in Navarre going up by 5.0%. Zillow predicts that, within the next year, it will rise 3.3%. At present, $216,000 is the median home value in the city, $249,900 is the median price of homes listed currently. The per-square-foot median list price is $122 ($102 is the Pensacola Metro average). According to Sperling's Best Places, 11.75% of apartments and homes in Navarre are unoccupied. 77% of Navarre's population are home owners. 76% of Navarre's households are families.
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Navarre has the longest fishing pier in Florida

The casual beach-side restaurants serve mouthwatering fresh seafood

Navarre's crime index is 72. It means the city is safer than 72% of the cities in the US. Tourism started flourishing in Navarre ever since the local hospitality business named it as 'Florida's Best Kept Secret', in 2010. Popular activities include surfing, fishing, exploring scenic trails, paddle boarding, bird watching and jet skiing. 26% of Navarre's residents are single. The median household income is $65,215. Most of Navarre's residents are civil servants or military personnel or defense contractors, mainly because of the city's close proximity to one Air Force base and two Naval Air Stations. Compared to the US average, Navarre's cost of living is higher. The recent job growth is positive. Columbia Southern University and Pensacola State University are within 50 miles of the city.
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Buy a home in Navarre with a mortgage from Earnest

Getting/refinancing a mortgage with a fair rate is easy with Earnest

There may be a number of reasons why your credit score may be bad. At Earnest, we don't want to know why. What we can do for you is look at your current financial position and your future earning potential and if we find those two factors favorable, we can ignore your credit score, and get you a mortgage with a fair rate. The process is the same with refinancing a mortgage as well. Contact our client support team for any queries/issues. Navarre's economy is growing, its home values are increasing. The time to buy a home in Navarre is now. Besides living in a place whose natural beauty is unparalleled, a home in the city is a good investment for the future as well. Navarre is an ideal place for families and retirees to live. Contact Earnest, we can find the right home for you in Navarre.

Common Questions About Navarre 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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