Mortgage Information
Getting an idea as to the price of the home you can afford is an important first step in the home buying process. By understanding the price range you can afford, you can look for real estate in the appropriate areas and really find the ideal home for you. By working with me, together we can determine what the right home for you would be. Below you will find some helpful information to help you get a better real estate price point.


Loan Pre-Qualification
 
Getting pre-qualified for a loan can help you determine what you can afford. Things such as your credit history, your income, your outstanding debt, monthly expenses, employment history, the type of mortgage you want, and the amount of savings you have can all impact on how much real estate you can afford.


Academy Mortgage Corporation

Doris Martinez - LO NMLS 199479

Loan Officer

15333 N. Pima RD Suite 205

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Direct: (480) 941-7180

Cell: (602) 696-0234

Doris.Martinez@AcademyMortgage.com

www.AcademyMortgage.com/DorisMartinez

LO State Lic AZ 0911727 | Corp State Lic #BK-0904081 | Corp NMLS #3113 | Equal Housing Lender

 
 
 



Mortgage Program Information for Home Buyers

In order to help you with your next home purchase, I have put together a simple review of some of the major mortgage programs.

Variable or Adjustable-Rate Real Estate Mortgage
With an adjustable rate mortgage, the rate of the loan can change throughout the term of the loan. Many ARMs have a short fixed period and then become truly adjustable. The rate of the loan is based on adding points to a fixed base.

Fixed-Rate Real Estate Mortgage
With this type of loan, the interest rate remains consistent throughout the term of the loan.

Balloon Real Estate Loan
A balloon loan is a real estate loan where there is a lump sum due at the end of the loan. This normally encourages an individual to refinance prior to the end of the term of the loan.

Jumbo Real Estate Loans
A jumbo loan is any residential or commercial loan exceeding the guidelines of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

FHA Real Estate Loans
An FHA loan is a loan in the United States that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

VA Real Estate Loans
A VA loan is a loan in the United States guaranteed by the Veterans Administration. The loan may be issued by qualified lenders. The VA was designed to offer long-term financing to American Veterans or to their surviving spouses.

Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

Interest Rate
The monthly effective rate paid (or received if you are a creditor) on borrowed money. Expressed as a percentage of the sum borrowed.

MLS- IDX
IDX, or broker reciprocity, is a listing sharing arrangement between brokers within a Mulitple Listing Service.

Market Value
An asset's market value is the price it would fetch in the market, if it were sold in the current marketplace.

Title Insurance
A type of insurance which guarantees the ownership and quality of title to land.

Appraisal
An educated estimate of the value of a property on a certain date given by a person, usually after an inspection of the property.

As is
Implied in most Agreements of Purchase and Sale, suggests the buyer is accepting the property in it present state and relinquishes and responsibility from the buyer.

Bankruptcy
a) A person who has done any of the acts that by law entitle his creditors to have his estate administered for their benefit; b) a person judicially declared subject to having his estate administered under the bankrupt laws for the benefit of his creditors; c) a person who becomes insolvent.

Bid
To offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance.

Property Tax
A tax levied on real or personal property

Interest Rate
The percentage usually on an annual basis that is paid for the use of money borrowed from another

Home Loan
a) Money lent at interest; b) something lent usually for the borrower's temporary use.

Credit Risk
An estimate of the amount of credit that can be extended to a company or person without undue risk.

Credit Union
A cooperative organization that makes loans to its members at low interest rates.

Prime Rate
The lowest rate of interest on bank loans at a given time and place, offered to preferred borrowers.

ARM
A mortgage whose interest rate is raised or lowered at periodic intervals according to the prevailing interest rates in the market.

Home Equity Loan
A loan or credit line that is secured by the equity the borrower has in a home.

Mortgage
A temporary, conditional pledge of property to a creditor as security for performance of an obligation or repayment of a debt.

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