It’s a great time to buy or refinance a home. Interest rates are extremely low (recent 30 year fixed rates are as low as 4%!). While this great interest rate opportunity creates a terrific chance to lower your monthly payment, it also can create confusion. The confusion lies in understanding the good faith estimate (GFE) and the HUD closing statement.
The GFE is the proposal the lender sends to you outlining your projected closing costs and the new mortgage payment amount. So often people will only look to the bottom line of their GFE to determine their new monthly payment …Read More