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FAQ Category: Home Mortgage Loans
  • Why should I consider getting pre-approved before buying a home?

    Getting pre-approved before buying a home provides you with the price range that works best with your budget. Pre-approval also makes you a more attractive applicant, as the seller knows your financing has already been approved. 

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  • What is a Mortgage Loan?

    A mortgage is a loan to finance the purchase of your home. When you close on a mortgage, your home becomes collateral for the loan. You will be required to sign a legal contract stating that you promise to pay the debt, including interest and other costs, typically over the course of 15 to 30…

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  • How are mortgage interest rates determined?

    Mortgage rates are determined by the Wall Street Prime rates. When the economic outlook is good, rates tend to increase, and rates fall when it’s not so great. It seems somewhat backward, but here’s the reasoning: When the economy is doing well, borrowers can afford more. This affects the market for mortgages, which results in…

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  • Are there closing costs associated with a Home Equity Line?

    Yes. You will be subject to closing costs if your Home Equity Line application is approved. For specifics, please visit a branch or reach us at (503) 215-6090.

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  • What are the closing costs for my mortgage?

    The specific amount of your closing costs varies by situation. Appraisal fees, title charges, and closing fees may all vary from state to state and from lender to lender. To evaluate your closing fees, we’ve created three categories of which you should remain aware: Third-party fees Taxes and other unavoidable costs Lender fees Third-Party Fees…

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  • How much will it cost me to refinance my first mortgage?

    To calculate the cost of refinancing your first mortgage use one of our Financial Calculators or speak with one of our representatives for assistance.

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