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Your Credit Score: Effects of Post-Holiday Payments
As you begin to wind down from the holiday season and start to tackle all your holiday debt, remember that making on-time payments to your credit card companies isn’t just for the sake of reducing that debt. When you’re applying for a mortgage, the financial institutions you’re working with will review the information on your credit report to ensure that you qualify. All your available lines of credit—including credit cards and store cards—count toward your overall score. Pay on-time now, so your credit score is in good standing when you’re applying for a mortgage, later.
You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report once per year from all three major credit-reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion); just visit https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action. If you find any errors, report them immediately to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—a U.S. government agency—at www.consumerfinance.gov.
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Buying your first home can be overwhelming. At Partners, our mission is to help first-time homebuyers through the entire process. Our loan originators will take you through the process, step-by-step, keeping your experience as fun, exciting and hassle-free as possible.
A Partners fixed rate mortgage offers you the security and stability of a monthly payment that never changes for the term of your mortgage loan. This can make budget planning easier and can be a wise choice if you believe interest rates will rise.
Adjustable rate mortgages, or commonly known as ARMs, can generally offer you lower starting interest rates and corresponding monthly payments than our fixed rate loans. This can be a wise choice if you do not plan on long-term ownership or if you expect interest rates to decrease. Our best ARM rates are available to 1-4 family owner occupied, single unit second home and new 1-4 family construction properties. Although your rate and payment can increase, you do have the protection of annual and lifetime interest rate caps.
In addition, you can lower the annual and lifetime cap through our rate buy-down options.
If you are looking to buy a home that is higher priced than the average, you may need a Jumbo Loan. A jumbo loan is like a traditional mortgage, only bigger.
Jumbo Loans may offer fixed and adjustable rates. We can help you calculate the payments for fixed or adjustable rates to see how they can comfortably fit your income.
Government subsidized loans help to make home ownership affordable for those who qualify. Partners offers VA, Rural Development and State Housing agency government loans. Talk with one of our Mortgage Consultants for more information on how you may qualify.
Partners has always made building your dream home easy and affordable with our single closing construction mortgage loan. Whether you want to build your primary, second, or seasonal home Partners is ready to help. During the construction phase, we only charge you interest on the funds used, and disbursements are based on work completed. When your building is complete and funds are fully disbursed, we will convert your loan to the permanent repayment terms you selected without a second loan closing. Both fixed rate and adjustable rate terms are available for your building needs.
Whether you are planning to purchase a new car, go on that well-deserved vacation, make home improvements, pay for college tuition, or even debt consolidation, taking advantage of accumulated equity in your home is a smart and inexpensive way to meet these needs. At Partners, we offer you two home equity loan choices.
Home Equity Line of Credit
If you want the convenience and ease of being able to access future advances without a new credit application, then an Partners Home Equity Line of Credit is a smart equity loan choice. Although your interest rate will be variable, it is generally priced below our fixed rate equity product and requires “interest-only” monthly payments. With our Line of Credit option, you’ll have access to your funds anytime, anywhere, 24/7, simply by writing a Line of Credit check or by using our online banking service.
Please review these important disclosures regarding Home Equity Lines of Credit:
Fixed Rate Home Equity Loan
With our Partners Fixed Rate Equity Loan, you can borrow a specific amount for a fixed period of time. Your monthly payments are fixed, so you will have the comfort of knowing your payment will remain the same every month.
Maximizing Your Home Buying Experience
We understand every borrower is different. We’re committed to providing the highest level of customer service and offer a wide variety of loans to meet the needs of every individual. We’ll make sure you understand your mortgage financing options, and will help you choose the best loan so that you’re able to get a mortgage you are comfortable with.
Start now! Click here to choose a mortgage lender, or begin filling out your application today. As always you can call 1-888-226-5747 to have a mortgage lender walk you through the application process.