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Nathan Pierce

Loan Officer

NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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Difference Between a Mortgage Interest Rate and an APR?

What is the Difference between a mortgage interest rate and an APR? Answer: An annual percentage rate (APR) reflects the mortgage interest rate plus other charges. There are costs associated with getting a mortgage loan in Utah. These include, but not limited to: Interest Rate Discount Points Fees or Closing Costs Other charges The interest rate is the cost you will pay each year to borrow the money, expressed as a percentage rate. It does not reflect fees or any other charges you may have to pay for the loan. An ...

December 5th, 2018 | Interest Rates, Mortgage Basics, Difference Between a Mortgage Interest Rate and an APR?

Understanding Utah Interest Rates

Advertised Utah interest rates generally reflect the national average. What they may not reflect is your individual loan situation. Borrowers often believe, when they see a listing of “today’s mortgage rates,” that the listed rates accurately indicate what their home purchase or refinance loan will cost them. However, unless you obtain a personalized rate quote from a mortgage broker or mortgage lender, you have no way to accurately determine what your total borrowing costs will be.   How Mortgage Rates Affect Your Borrowing Costs In the mortgage industry, rate...

November 10th, 2018 | Mortgage Basics, Interest Rates, Understanding Utah Interest Rates

30-Year Mortgages vs 15-Year Mortgages

The majority of Utah home buyers sign up for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) – the staples of mortgage lending. And yet there is another option that may serve many borrowers better: the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage. Both loans include an interest rate that does not change over the course of the loan but one is paid off twice as fast as the other. Both can be financially savvy in certain situations.   Payments If you are looking for the lowest monthly payment, a 30-year FRM beats the 15-year. That is because the loan principal balance is paid off twice as slowly than the 15...

November 8th, 2018 | Interest Rates, Mortgage Basics, Loan Programs, 30-Year Mortgages vs 15-Year Mortgages

Understanding Your Credit Score

Your credit score can impact you in a number of different ways. It will affect the interest rate you pay on your mortgage, your insurance premiums, as well as the cost of consumer loans. Having a clear understanding of credit scores and knowing how to achieve the highest rating possible can help save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run.   A credit score is a number that helps lenders determine how likely you are to make your proposed monthly payments on time.   A FICO score on a mortgage credit report will range from 300-850, and is made up of the following: &...

October 30th, 2018 | Mortgage Basics, Credit and Debt, Understanding Your Credit Score

Closer Look at Third-Party Fees

Most people don’t need to be told that buying a home is a big deal. Between a down payment, closing costs and being saddled with a sizable loan that’s going to take a while to pay off, there’s going to be a lot of cash flowing from the buyer’s wallet. As a home buyer, to be better informed about where, exactly, your money is going, take a look at the types of services that go into the processing of home loans and the fees you’ll incur for these services. Borrowers should know the ins and outs of third-party fees in particular, as they make up a large ...

October 17th, 2018 | Mortgage Basics, Closer Look at Third-Party Fees

Understanding Interest Rate Locks

Until the interest rate is locked, the credit you receive (or the price you pay) for an interest rate can change minute by minute. Once your interest rate is locked, as long as your loan closes within the allocated lock period, your interest rate and credit are secured. Now, rather than worry about what is happening in the interest rate market, the focus will change to ensuring your loan closes within the allotted lock period.   Interest Rates and the Media Between now and the time that your loan closes, you may hear the media talk about interest rates rising or drop...

October 12th, 2018 | Interest Rates, Mortgage Basics, Understanding Interest Rate Locks