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A home is the largest purchase many of us will ever make. That being said, it’s incredibly important to be sure what your payments will be and how much you can afford to spend. Not sure where to begin with deciding how much you could spend on mortgage rates in Springfield MO? No need to worry. Calculating your own rate is as easy as filling out the spaces below in the home loan calculator.

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FAQ About Mortgage Rates Springfield MO

1. What drives changes in mortgage rates?

Consumers read about economic factors that cause mortgage rates to change (for instance, the current national debt figure). Oftentimes in real estate, perception is reality, but the truth is that there is no secret formula to account for mortgage rate behavior. In fact, it’s fairly simple. Oftentimes, like the stock market, mortgage rates are dictated by investor emotion and by the words of the mass media. That means it’s best to investigate and search for other, more credible sources of information, like reputable real estate and mortgage banking professionals, and weighing what they say against your research done on the Internet or local library or bookstore. It’s very important to educate yourself first!

Keep in mind that it’s not unusual for mortgage rates or loan percentage points to change more than once per day. For example, a mortgage loan that has no points in the morning may inflate to a quarter point or .25 percent fee on the loan by the afternoon.

2. Is a mortgage rate negotiable?

Absolutely, rates are negotiable, and you can always ask what you can do to get a lower rate. A few ways to lower your existing rate may be to put more money down, take less money out (if it is a situation involving cash-out refinance), or pay discount points. It is important to know fully your goals and expectations with your rate and communicate them with your lender.

3. Why are the two different rates to every mortgage? Why is there an interest rate and a APR rate? What is the difference?

In actuality, there is only one interest rate on every mortgage. This rate of interest can be found on your mortgage note and should not be confused with the actual percentage rate (APR). The interest rate is used to calculate your monthly payment using the loan amount and the loan term. The APR is disclosed on something called a Truth In Lending Disclosure.

A mortgage broker can help you determine your mortgage rates better than a home loan calculator. Learn more about David Jacobson – OakStar Bank as a mortgage broker in Springfield MO.