Quick Mortgage Tip – Use a Combo loan to save money

March 17, 2007 No Comments »

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home or refinancing, think about breaking the total loan amount into two. If you do two loans, you’ll secure a lower mortgage rate on your first loan, and often avoid certain adjustments that would come with a single loan.

You can avoid paying mortgage insurance, and if doing a refinance, you can do a rate and term refinance on the first mortgage, and a cash-out refinance on the second mortgage.

If you do two loans, often times you can get a larger amount of total financing as well.

Instead of being capped at 90 percent loan-to-value on one loan, you may be able to break up the loan into an 80/20 and get full 100% financing from your bank or mortgage lender.

That’s just a taste of the many creative financing options available if you break your loan up into two. While you will pay slightly more upfront for fees on the second loan, the flexibility and potential interest-rate savings may make it the right choice.

Learn more about mortgage combos and blended rate.

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