Banking Terms Every Buyer Should Know: If you are a first-time homebuyer, here are some banking terms you should become familiar with.
- Interest rate: The interest rate is the amount a lender charges a borrower to obtain a loan. This is usually expressed as a percentage of the total loan amount. Interest rates are typically quoted on an annual basis, known as an annual percentage rate, or APR.
- Discount Points: Discount points are used to lower the interest rate, either temporarily or permanently.
- Origination Fees: The origination fee on a mortgage is a fee charged by the lender for processing a loan. Origination fees are paid by the borrower when the loan is funded and are usually based on a flat percentage of the loan amount.
- Loan Term: The loan term is the length of time it will take the borrower to repay the loan, like 15 or 30 years, with payments usually being made on a monthly basis. If you have any questions, ask your realtor or lender.
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