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Nathan Pierce

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801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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Can a Higher Interest Rate Actually be a Better Choice?

Mortgage interest rates are near record lows again. This can mean great deals for homebuyers and great savings for homebuyers. Some lenders will even start advertising rates that are at least a half-point lower than the average national rate. Buyers and refinancers should be aware that these ultra-low rate deals come with strings attached. In some cases, it may actually be better to choose a higher rate option. Here’s what you need to know:   Points In order to get some of these rock-bottom rate deals, borrowers are often required to pay discount points to the lender. One poi...

March 27th, 2020 | Interest Rates, Refinance, Home Buying or Selling, Homeowner Tips, Can a Higher Interest Rate Actually be a Better Choice?

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4 Reasons Why You Should Refinance NOW

Mortgage interest rates are hovering near record lows this year, and the latest forecasts have rates continuing to be low throughout the coming year. Many homeowners have already taken advantage of these historically low rates by refinancing their Utah mortgage. If you have not yet refinanced, here are four good reasons why now is the perfect time:   1. Save Money Now and Later If you took out a home loan at an interest rate any higher than today’s current rates, you could possibly save yourself hundreds of dollars a month on payments and tens of thou...

January 22nd, 2020 | Refinance, Interest Rates, Saving Money, Home Improvement, Credit and Debt, 4 Reasons Why You Should Refinance NOW

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How Does the Stock Market Affect Mortgage Rates?

When there are dramatic swings in the stock market, you may wonder how mortgage interest rates will be affected. What is the relationship between mortgage rates and stock prices? Do they move together or in opposite directions?   Stocks and Mortgage Rates Both Mimic the Economy While the stock market is not directly related to mortgage rates, both are based on the basic movement of the economy.  When things are going swimmingly, both stock prices and mortgage rates tend to rise. They both generally fall when the economy is faltering. When investors are concerned about national...

September 4th, 2019 | Interest Rates, Mortgage Basics, How Does the Stock Market Affect Mortgage Rates?

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What’s More Important: Lower Home Prices or Mortgage Rates?

When buying a home, there are several factors that affect how much mortgage you can afford. Two of the most important are the property prices and current mortgage interest rates. Is it better to search for the absolute lowest rate or is it more helpful to choose a less-expensive home? Here’s how the two factors are related and how to make the right choice.   Mortgage Rate/Home Price Relationship Since higher mortgage rates make homebuying more expensive for buyers, you might think that home prices would tend to fall during high rate climates in order to compensate for those c...

July 31st, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Interest Rates, What’s More Important: Lower Home Prices or Mortgage Rates?

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What is a Loan-to-Value Ratio?

Once you get serious about buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage, you will probably hear the term “loan-to-value ratio” mentioned by your mortgage broker. What is this ratio and how does it affect your Utah mortgage?   Loan-to-Value Ratio Defined A Loan-to-value ratio, also known as an LTV ratio, is the calculation of how large your mortgage is compared to the value of your property. In order to find your LTV,  divide your loan amount by the appraised value or the purchase price, whichever is lower, of the property in question. In general, the low...

July 10th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Credit and Debt, Interest Rates, What is a Loan-to-Value Ratio?

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What is Mortgage Amortization?

If you have a fixed-rate home mortgage, you pay the exact same amount of principal and interest each month. But did you know that the amount of principal you pay toward the balance of your loan changes from month to month? This is called mortgage amortization and it is a method of distributing the interest and principal over the course of a loan so that it is completely paid off by the end of the loan term. Understanding how it works could help save you plenty of interest on your mortgage.   How does it work? When you agree to buy a house at a certain price, in reality, you will en...

May 8th, 2019 | Credit and Debt, Interest Rates, Mortgage Basics, What is Mortgage Amortization?

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