Whether or not a buyer receives a mortgage is ultimately what can make or break the purchase of a new home. Without one, an individual may not be able to afford loan payments, taxes and insurance. To receive a loan in the first place, one must meet with a mortgage broker to find the right plan for them. There are also a few important questions to ask to help ensure the home buyer’s financial well-being.
In December of 2016, the Federal Reserve decided to increase the key overnight bank lending rate by a quarter of a percent for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis. It may not seem like much, and it may only be a short-term deal, but this will produce major consequences for the housing market and affect long-term loan rates for homes.