INFO TO KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR A MORTGAGE
Before you apply for a home loan, be prepared. Find pro tips and tools for buying, building and refinancing. Learn about the different financing options available, mortgage terms and the impact certain decisions can have on your mortgage.*
Prepare To Buy A HOME
CREATE A FINANCIAL PLAN AND BEGIN SAVING
When buying, you may need money for the down payment and closing costs for the home.
UNDERSTAND YOUR CREDIT SCORE AND CREDIT HISTORY
DETERMINE HOW MUCH YOU CAN BORROW
Before house hunting, it’s a good idea to get prequalified to help estimate the amount of money you can spend on a home.
KNOW YOUR LOAN OPTIONS
UNDERSTAND THE BASICS
This is the simple way to get a ballpark estimate of how much you are eligible to borrow and help you determine a price range for house hunting. Mortgage prequalification has no costs or commitments.
Both make up your loan payment. The interest portion is the cost of borrowing the money, and the principal portion will go towards paying down what you owe.
These are optional and, if you qualify, will allow you to pay interest at the time of closing to obtain a lower interest rate on a loan.
This is the amount of time to pay off your mortgage.
Charged by the government, your lender may choose to collect a portion of these taxes in every mortgage payment and hold the funds in an escrow account to pay your property taxes when due.
The lender may choose to collect a portion of this homeowners insurance payment in every mortgage payment and hold it in an escrow account to pay your insurance when it is due.
Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI may be required, and if so, the lender will hold the funds in an escrow account and pay the insurance when it becomes due.
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Ameris Bank is a full-service financial institution serving customers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We offer a variety of mortgage products and have locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
*All loans subject to credit approval.