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A smaller town with low prices

You can now afford an incredible home in Sharpsburg without settling or compromising with something inferior. Sharpsburg has a wide range of homes. Earnest can help you make the right choices when finding your mortgage so that you can find something that you'll enjoy while still having a great cost.

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Wonderful homes without the high cost

Markets have stabilized in Sharpsburg and it's a great time to move there. Sharpsburg is a town that will return your investment. With a variety of options and a wide range in terms or price, all you need to do is get your mortgage set up and you can pick out the home you want to call yours. Currently, 30-year fixed mortgage rates are available for as low as 3.9 percent. Earnest can help guide you through the process and make sure you get the best deal and the best home.

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Is this your first time buying a home? It can be stressful. Earnest can help guide you through the process. They’ll help identify the discounts that you qualify for and find a great deal within your budget. Perhaps this isn't your first time buying. Maybe you're thinking about refinancing your home to free up some additional funds for activities or the next phase in your life. If that’s the case, Earnest can still help you get through the process and get on your way to using the money however you want.

Common Questions About Sharpsburg 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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