A Guide to the Different Loans & Mortgages
Once you’ve saved up enough money for a down payment on a house, you’re ready to meet with a mortgage lender to learn about your mortgage options. Stay ahead of the game by learning the home loan basics before that meeting, and you’ll be ready to get a mortgage pre-qualification.
How Mortgages Work
To start, it’s important to understand what a mortgage is. A mortgage is a loan from a bank or creditor to help you finance the purchase of a home. The home you buy will technically be owned by the bank until you pay back the loan. If you fail to pay back the loan, your lender can take over the house, which is known as a foreclosure.
Your mortgage payment includes several separate payments :