Important Mortgage Information

Jan. 14, 2016

Call me to help you sell OR buy your home and introduce you to a fantastic lender! Remember - In order to MAKE AN OFFER THEY CAN'T REFUSE - Get Pre-approved for your Loan First!

Dec. 11, 2015

Thirty-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage - Conventional, VA and FHA

The traditional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has a constant interest rate and monthly payments that never change. This may be a good choice if you plan to stay in your home for seven years or longer. If you plan to move within seven years, then adjustable-rate loans are usually cheaper. As a rule of thumb, it may be harder to qualify for fixed-rate loans than for adjustable rate loans. When interest rates are low, fixed-rate loans are generally not that much more expensive than adjustable-rate mortgages and may be a better deal in the long run, because you can lock in the rate for the life of your loan.
Fifteen-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage - Conventional, VA and FHA
This loan is fully amortized over a 15-year period and features constant monthly payments. It offers all the advantages of the 30-year loan, plus a lower interest rate—and you'll own your home twice as fast. The disadvantage is that, with a 15-year loan, you commit to a higher monthly payment. Many borrowers opt for a 30-year fixed-rate loan and voluntarily make larger payments that will pay off their loan in 15 years. This approach is often safer than committing to a higher monthly payment, since the difference in interest rates isn't that great.
Hybrid ARM (3/1 ARM, 5/1 ARM, 7/1 ARM)
These increasingly popular ARMS—also called 3/1, 5/1 or 7/1—can offer the best of both worlds: lower interest rates (like ARMs) and a fixed payment for a longer period of time than most adjustable rate loans. For example, a "5/1 loan" has a fixed monthly payment and interest for the first five years and then turns into a traditional adjustable-rate loan, based on then-current rates for the remaining 25 years. It's a good choice for people who expect to move (or refinance) before or shortly after the adjustment occurs.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)
When it comes to ARMs there's a basic rule to remember...the longer you ask the lender to charge you a specific rate, the more expensive the loan.
Information Provided by:
Linda L. Rudd, CFP® 
Legacy Mutual Mortgage
Your Lending Team

Senior Loan Officer 
Vice President

NMLS# 219069
lrudd@legacymutual.com

Office: 210.999.5935

Fax: 210.569.6156

Sep. 26, 2015

Thanks to Dan Minnich of Eagle Mortgage for this valuable information!

Sep. 26, 2015

Provided by Linda Rudd, Legacy Mutual Mortgage

Jul. 22, 2015

Thanks to Jason McKibbon of VanDyk Mortgage for providing this important information to those buyers who are looking to get a mortgage for a home!