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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.

 

Home Buying Help: What is Escrow?

Buying a home is often the biggest purchase you make in your life. With all that money on the line, buyers and sellers AND mortgage lenders need a safe and secure way to make the transaction. In order to make sure the home sale and mortgage funds transfer take place properly, the lender will open an escrow account for you.   What is an Escrow Account? An escrow account is essentially a holding spot for all assets involved in a home sale, run by a third party who secures them until all terms and conditions of the sale are carried out. You as a buyer do not want to hand over hun...

August 29th, 2018 | Purchasing a Home, Home Owner Tips, Home Buying Tips, Home Buying Help: What is Escrow?

Is a Fixed Rate Mortgage or Adjustable Rate Mortgage Better for Me?

When you are in the market for a Utah mortgage, one of the many decisions you’ll have to make is whether to apply for a fixed-rate loan or an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). Both can be beneficial, depending on your situation. Learning the difference between them can ensure you get the right product for your financial goals.   Fixed-Rate Mortgages Fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) are just as their name suggests - a loan with a fixed mortgage rate, an interest rate that never changes over the course of the mortgage. The obvious benefit of this type of loan is that your monthly paym...

August 15th, 2018 | Purchasing a Home, Fixed Rate Mortgages, Home Buying Tips, Adjustable Rate Mortgages, Refinance, Is a Fixed Rate Mortgage or Adjustable Rate Mortgage Better for Me?

How Much House Can I Afford?

When you are ready to buy a home, whether for the first time or the tenth, it is always important to know how much you can afford to spend. This will help you narrow your home search and ensure you do not get in over your head financially. There are several factors to consider when determining how much house you can afford.   Debt Ratios Mortgage brokers will evaluate your debts relative to your income. The standard rule of thumb for debt-to-income ratios is 28/36. The first number means lenders prefer that your total housing debt- including your new mortgage, taxes, HOA fees, priv...

August 8th, 2018 | Purchasing a Home, Pre-qualification, Home Buying Tips, How Much House Can I Afford?

What's the Difference Between FHA Loans and Conventional Mortgages?

If you are just getting started in the home buying process, you have probably come across several different types of Utah mortgage loans as you have researched your options. Two of the most common home loan types are conventional and FHA mortgages. What are the differences between them and when does each make the most sense?   FHA Loans FHA or Federal Housing Administration, loans are government-insurance programs that make it easier for Americans without great credit or large down payments to become homeowners. When a borrower is approved for an FHA loan with an approved...

July 11th, 2018 | Government Loans, Conventional Loans, Purchasing a Home, Home Buying Tips, FHA Loans, What's the Difference Between FHA Loans and Conventional Mortgages?

Pre-Approval vs Pre-Qualification

When it comes to mortgages, there are two similar sounding terms that often confuse potential homebuyers: pre-qualification and pre-approval. While they are alike in some ways, their purposes are different. If you're looking to get a Utah mortgage, here’s what you need to know about a pre-qualification and a pre-approval.   Pre-Qualification A Utah mortgage pre-qualification is an informal estimate of how much you can afford and how much a bank would be willing to lend you. It can take place on the phone, in person or even online. The lender will ask for re...

June 27th, 2018 | Purchasing a Home, Home Buying Tips, Pre-Approval vs Pre-Qualification

4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Know About Utah Mortgage Brokers

Buying a home in Utah, whether for the first time or the last, is an exciting event. Yet before you even take a look at a single home for sale, it is a smart idea to have your mortgage financing lined up. While it is possible to get a home loan directly with your local credit union or bank, the most common mortgage-makers are mortgage brokers. If you are ready to apply for a home loan, here are 4 things you need to know about mortgage brokers before starting the process.   A mortgage broker is a middleman Utah mortgage brokers act as go-betweens for you and many different potential...

June 20th, 2018 | Home Buying Tips, Mortgage Brokers, 4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Know About Utah Mortgage Brokers

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As a mortgage broker, we work with several Utah mortgage lenders, enabling us to offer you a variety of Utah mortgages at the best mortgage rates and lowest fees available. Working with several lenders allows us to offer more Utah home loans to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're buying a home or refinancing your current home, 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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