Mortgage BLOG

Advanced Funding Home Mortgage Loans' mortgage blog is chock full of mortgage loan advice, tips, and the latest mortgage and housing news. Whether you're considering a Utah refinance or thinking of buying a home. We have the experience and expertise to assist you as you prepare for your homeowner journey. Our mission is to help you understand how the mortgage loan process works so that you can make decisions that will maximize your savings, qualify you for the amount you desire, and avoid costly missteps.


Interest Rate vs Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Interest rate and annual percentage rate (APR) - those are the same things, right? Unfortunately, too many mortgage buyers don’t realize the answer is no. The interest rate on your Utah mortgage loan is different from the APR and understanding both is important to getting the best deal on your mortgage.   Interest Rate The interest rate on a loan is the cost of borrowing the mortgage principal. It is a percentage of the amount and can be either fixed or variable. The interest rate is amortized over the life of the loan and the interest payment is rolled into the monthl...

January 10th, 2019 | Interest Rates, Interest Rate vs Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

A Bad Apple Helps Home Loan Rates

"Workin' for a Livin"... Huey Lewis and the News  iPhone maker, Apple, was a downer this week as the company announced a surprisingly weak sales and earnings forecast for the first quarter of 2019. Stocks and interest rates fell on the bad news, concerned that Apple, the first big tech firm to report weak growth in 2019, is the "canary in the coal mine" and that more companies will report weaker sales and earnings.  Regardless of Apple's current woes, the U.S. economy is still humming along as was evident in Friday's Jobs Report which showed a...

January 7th, 2019 | Mortgage News, A Bad Apple Helps Home Loan Rates

Mortgage Applications Rise as Interest Rates Fall

More Utahns applied for mortgage loans this week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, in response to a three-week trend of falling interest rates. The MBA's mortgage application volume index rose 2% from the week before but is still down 19% from one year ago. Refinance loan requests made a big jump, climbing 6% while home purchase applications only increased by 1% in the latest week.   Get a Rate Quote Get Quote

January 3rd, 2019 | Mortgage News, Mortgage Applications Rise as Interest Rates Fall

Ins and Outs of a Down Payment

Being able to purchase a home is often tied to how much of a down payment you have saved. If you have never bought a house before, you may not understand what a down payment is or why it is so important. Here are the basics you need to know as you save up for your first Utah home. A down payment is a portion of the purchase price paid up front to your mortgage lender. It is very important to mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders because it shows them you are serious about the purchase and committed to paying off your loan.   How Down Payments Affect Your Mortgage The size of you...

January 2nd, 2019 | Preapproval, Purchasing a Home, Conventional Loans, First-time Homebuyers, Home Buying Tips, VA Loans, FHA Loans, Ins and Outs of a Down Payment

How to Save Money on the Things You Love the Most

What’s the one thing you love the most? Is it your favorite pair of shoes that you dream about on your way home from work? Or maybe it’s your grande Starbucks one pump vanilla caramel macchiato? No matter what you’re passionate about, these things can be expensive. Including your favorite items and subscriptions in your budget can become very challenging if you aren’t careful. For example, a daily trip to Starbucks for your one pump vanilla caramel macchiato and an occasional gluten-free ham and egg sandwich will cost you an average of $5 – $10 per...

December 31st, 2018 | Home Owner Tips, Home Buying Tips, Saving Money, How to Save Money on the Things You Love the Most

How Do Inquiries Affect My Credit Score?

You have probably been cautioned that anytime your credit is checked your credit score is negatively impacted. While this issue is more complicated than it seems, there is some truth to this advice. Your credit score is affected in part by the number of inquiries made into your credit history, but there are different categories of inquiries and some count while others do not. The credit bureaus that collect and score your credit call these two types hard and soft inquiries.   Soft Credit Inquiries Soft credit inquiries are when you personally check your credit score, or when a busi...

December 30th, 2018 | Credit, Home Buying Tips, How Do Inquiries Affect My Credit Score?

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As a mortgage broker in Utah, we work with several mortgage lenders, enabling us to offer you a variety of Utah mortgages and refinance home loans at the best mortgage rates and lowest fees available. Working with several lenders allows us to offer more home loan options to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're buying a home or refinancing, Advanced Funding is here to help. Our mortgage loan officers are available to help you during regular business hours or a time that is more suitable to your needs. Call today for more information, 801-272-0600.

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