Points, APRs, and Other Homebuyer Fees
WHAT ARE POINTS? Points are fees your lender charges, usually 1 or 2 percent of the total loan amount. It's important to factor in points when shopping for mortgages as a loan with a higher interest rate and no points could ultimately be cheaper than a lower interest rate with points. It’s also possible to negotiate that the seller pays points.
If You're Rejected for a Mortgage
If you’re application is rejected, don’t panic. There are many reasons you get rejected for a conforming mortgage: Debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is too high, Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio is too high, credit Score too low, missing or incorrect documents and bankruptcy.