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Advanced Funding Home Mortgage Loans' weekly Utah mortgage blog is chock full of mortgage advice, tips, and the latest Utah mortgage and housing news. Whether you're considering a Utah refinance mortgage or the purchase of a new home in Salt Lake City or surrounding areas, we have the information and expertise to assist you in preparing for your homeowner journey. Our mission is to help you better understand how a mortgage in Salt Lake City  works, so that you can make decisions that will maximize your savings, qualify you for the amount you desire, and avoid costly missteps. And when the time comes to begin the loan process we will be here to assist you throughout the entire mortgage process.
 

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 potent...

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

4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Pay PMI

Years ago, a 20% down payment was a requirement for obtaining a Utah mortgage loan. Putting that much money down made it less likely that borrowers would simply default on their home loans and gave lenders a measure of security and collateral in the case of foreclosure. However, in more recent years, lenders have gotten much more creative in financing to help more Americans become homeowners. There are now mortgage loans that require as little as 3% down up front. In order to compensate for that added risk of loss, lenders require borrowers with a down payment of less than 20% to pay f...

June 7th, 2018 | Home Buying Tips, Refinance, 4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Pay PMI

Discount and Origination Points Explained

Do you know the difference between discount points and origination points? These are two important terms any home buyer should understand. Each type of point is equal to one percent of your total loan amount. For example, on a $200,000 loan, one point would be equivalent to $2,000. Discount and origination points, however, do different things. Origination points are paid to either the mortgage lender or mortgage broker for their services. Some mortgage companies in Salt Lake City charge origination fees in the form of a point, while others just charge a set amount for originating a ...

April 4th, 2018 | Home Buying Tips, Interest Rates, Refinance, Discount and Origination Points Explained

Paying for Closing Costs During a Refinance

If you’re a homeowner thinking about a Utah refinance, you have two options for covering your closing costs if you’re not paying for them with cash. They are: Taking a higher mortgage rate. In this scenario, often called a no-cost refinance, you avoid paying closing costs by accepting a higher interest rate. You will pay this higher rate for the life of the loan. For example, if the rate on a 30-year loan is 3.5 percent, you may end up paying as much as a half percent more, or 4 percent,  if you opt for a no-cost refinance. Roll closing costs into your loan. In...

December 11th, 2014 | Refinance, Paying for Closing Costs During a Refinance



Your Local Utah Mortgage Broker

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

Utah VA LOAN ADVANTAGE

Veterans Affairs mortgages, better known as VA loans, make it easier for veterans to get financing to buy a home. Utah VA loans usually do not require a down payment and are available to military veterans and active military members. The Utah VA mortgage remains one of the few mortgage options for borrowers who don’t have the money for a down payment. VA loans are somewhat easier to qualify for than conventional mortgages. It offers a great benefit to those who are serving or have served our country.

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