How to Get the Lowest Mortgage Rates

Justin Kelly
January 27, 2023

When it comes to getting a mortgage, one of the most important factors to consider is the interest rate. The interest rate on your mortgage will determine your monthly payments and the overall cost of your home, so it's essential to get the lowest mortgage rates possible. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to get the lowest interest rate on your home loan.

1. Improve your Credit Score

One of the most significant factors that lenders consider when determining your interest rate is your credit score. The higher your credit score, the more favorable your interest rate will be. To improve your credit score, make sure to pay your bills on time, keep your credit card balances low, and avoid applying for too many loans or credit cards at once.

Use an independent mortgage company or mortgage broker: they can shop your loan around and get wholesale lenders competing for your business. 

2. Make a Larger Down Payment

A larger down payment on your home can lower your interest rate. This is because the more money you put down, the less risky the loan is for the lender. If you can, try to save up for a larger down payment to get a better rate.

3. Choose a Shorter Loan Term

A shorter loan term means you'll pay off your mortgage faster and will generally result in a lower interest rate. While a 30-year loan is the most popular, you may be able to get a lower interest rate with a 20 or 15-year loan.

4. Have a Stable Employment History

Lenders also consider your employment history when determining your interest rate. A stable employment history and a high income can help you qualify for the lowest mortgage rates.

5. Consider a Rate Buydown

Rate buydowns can help you get a temporary or permanent reduction of the interest rate resulting in lower payments. Careful consideration should be taken to ensure the cost of buying a rate down is beneficial in the long run. 

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of getting the lowest mortgage rates. Remember, the interest rate can have a significant impact on the overall cost of your home, so it's worth taking the time to have an independent mortgage company or mortgage broker shop around, compare rates, and get you the best deal. 

Get the Best Mortgage Rates

CPF Mortgage is a 5-star independent mortgage lender rated by several hundred happy homeowners. We strive to educate and assist our clients in obtaining the best possible rates and purchasing their dream properties.

To learn more about whether a refinance is the right option for you, please contact us through our website or call 727-263-3146. For more tips and insights into the mortgage process, check out our other blogs and videos!

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