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Low Interest Rates Continue – Today’s A Smart Time To Buy or Refinance!

Low Interest Rates Continue – Today’s A Smart Time To Buy or Refinance!

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Take advantage of low interest rates this spring, making it the right time to make a new home purchase or refinance your home. According to Freddie Mac, fixed mortgage rates rose slightly for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.24 percent down from the previous week when they averaged 4.29 percent. A year ago this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.47 percent. The takeaway – contact De Young Mortgage today.

Explore Your Financing Options with De Young Mortgage

If you were thinking about buying or refinancing a home, now is the time! With low interest rates, financing or refinancing your dream home is easier than ever. The professionals at De Young Mortgage are well acquainted with Conventional, FHA and VA loans, as well as other additional loan options, and are ready to use their expertise to help you choose the best program to suit your individual needs.

With years of lending industry knowledge in the Central Valley, your De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will review your income, savings, liquid assets, FICO credit score and debt situation then evaluate the various mortgage rates and options available. In a timely manner, your Loan Officer will be able to assist you in finding the right loan to suit your needs!

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of these increased low interest rates while you can! To learn more, fill out the Mortgage Application Form and a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will be in contact with you shortly to guide you through the lending process.

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.

Looking For Your Dream Home?

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Want to take advantage of these low interest rates but haven’t found your dream home yet? Don’t wait any longer to start your new life in a new De Young Properties home! With the unbeatable features and desirable locations matched with these low interest rates, now is absolutely the best time to buy a De Young home.

Whether you are looking for your first home or are a family wanting more room to live and play outdoors, there is a De Young Properties floorplan to meet you unique needs. These De Young SmartHomes provide new homebuyers maximum rewards with generous features and unparalleled quality while still remaining affordable. Each De Young home includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel General Electric appliances. Other value added amenities include performance engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, professional front yard landscaping, and so much more.

Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop: Is it time for you to refinance your mortgage?

Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop: Is it time for you to refinance your mortgage?

As mortgage interest rates continue to drop, many homeowners are trying to decide whether or not refinancing is right for them. Refinancing a mortgage means paying off an existing loan and replacing it with a new one. Whether for the opportunity to obtain a lower interest rate, the chance to shorten the term of their mortgage or the desire to consolidate debt, there are many reasons refinancing might be right for you!

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Benefits of Refinancing

Homeowners refinance for a variety of reasons, but usually they do so to achieve a lower interest rate and lower payment.  Additional benefits to refinance are as follows:

  • To convert an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-rate mortgage
  • To withdraw home equity as cash
  • To cancel monthly mortgage insurance
  • To convert from a 30-year to a 20, 15 or 10-year loan.

Monthly savings is only one factor to consider. Borrowers should also determine the cost of the refinance transaction, the current equity of the home and other pertinent details before making the decision, like the cost to apply for the loan.

Factors to consider before refinancing

If you can lower your interest rate and payment, it may be worth refinancing.  Consider this: A homeowner with a large balance can reduce monthly costs by dropping their rate by just 0.25%. However, someone with a very small loan balance may need to reduce their rate 2-3% before seeing enough savings to justify a refinance transaction.

Closing costs should also be taken into consideration when making the final decision to refinance. If you can save $100 per month in your payment, but it will cost you $5,000 to do so, the time to recoup the cost would be 50 months. That’s more than four years! Unless you plan on being in your home for at least that long, it may not make sense to refinance. However, if your closing costs are $3,000, but you are saving $200 per month, you would recoup the cost of the transaction in just 15 months. Determining how long you plan to be in your home will help in deciding if the value equates to the cost of refinancing.

Additionally, refinancing can sometimes cost you absolutely nothing. If so, it is usually a good idea to do so, even if you’re only saving a fraction of what you currently pay each month.

With exception of a few loan programs, lenders will verify that you have at least a minimal amount of equity to allow a refinance. Generally, the more equity you have in your home, the easier it is to refinance. Therefore, your appraisal must come in higher than the amount of equity you have, and sometimes a low appraisal can be the reason a refinance falls through.

To learn more about refinancing and if it is the best option for you, contact De Young Mortgage today for more information at 559.420.7868. You can also complete the online Mortgage Online Application here.

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.