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.
7 Ways Jumbo Mortgage Rates are Attractive for Buyers
There are many reasons you might want to consider a jumbo mortgage, and among the reasons for doing that are the great rates. Don't underestimate the importance of your interest rate, because it can make a significant difference in how much you pay for your jumbo loan. Not everyone wants to get a jumbo loan, of course, but for people who are buying property that needs a mortgage higher than $417,000, a jumbo loan is one of the few options they have.