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.
What Happens When Your Loan Is Sold?
Once you close on the home, it’s common for your loan to be sold. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean anything will change. Banks will often sell mortgages to other lenders to free up money. This can happen multiple times during the duration of your loan or not happen at all.