Is Buying Down Your Rate Right For You?

Kentucky FHA, VA ,USDA, KHC, Conventional and Jumbo mortgage loans. I am based out of Louisville Kentucky. For the first time buyer with little money down, we offer Kentucky Housing or KHC loans with down payment assistance.

RPM Mortgage, Inc.

Rates began ticking up in the wake of the election and the upward trend is expected to continue, albeit at a slower pace compared to the first few post-election months. If you are currently in the market for a home, you may be concerned about battling increasing prices and upward trending rates. But, you could have the option to tackle affordability by buying down your rate.

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As RPM’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, Julian Hebron, explained in a recent CNBC article, “Buying your rate down, or ‘paying points,’ means you’re paying an extra fee on top of standard loan fees like appraisal, underwriting and a credit report to get a lower rate.” While this option costs more upfront, it could pay off in the long run. Since points are pre-paid interest, the benefit comes in the form of interest cost savings down the road.

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