What Are Discounts Points

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What are discount points?

Discount points are kind of prepaid interest that a borrower pays as an upfront fee to their lender at the time of closing by paying discounts points. You pay more upfront, but received a lower interest rate and therefore pay less or the life of the mortgage.

In general, one discount point costs 1% of the total loan amount, and paying it upfront of the total loan amount, and paying it upfront can reduce your interest rate.

Typically, by 0.1 to 5% and 0.25% so for example, on a $100,000 loan with an available rate of 4% one discount would require $1,000 due at closing, but your interest rate would then be reduced between 3.75% and 3.875% for the life of the mortgage.

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Lenders benefit from discount points by receiving cash up front. Instead of waiting for money in the form of interest payments over time.

The exact amount that your interest rate is reduced depends

  • on your lender
  • the type of loan
  • current mortgage market conditions

The longer you plan to stay in your home, the more sense discount points make. If you plan to relocate our refinance in the near future, paying discounts is probably not for you.

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