AFY Kim Blue - Home Buyers Guide V1 - 3020

deal. Therefore, as a buyer, you should also make efforts to ensure you’re also part of the whole process and that you’re involved in every step of the deal. Research has shown that most people spend more time shopping for cars than they spend thinking about mortgages. As a result, many people seeking to buy homes end up paying more in closing costs, or a higher interest rate than they might have because they didn’t bother doing enough research or they didn’t adequately shop the mortgage market. The real estate mortgage interest rates can move up and down quickly due to various financial and market factors. The ever-changing rates can confuse almost anyone, and timing is important. For instance, one day, the rate might be 5% and the following day it could rise to 6%. Many people overlook the shopping aspect and tend to approach a single lender. As a result, these people will probably get their “dream” home, but it may come with a substantially higher monthly mortgage payment than if appropriate and adequate research had been done.

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