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Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid! The inside scoop … P.I. + +


One mistake many house hunters make is not taking into consideration P.I. + +. Huh?

Typically payments are NOT quoted as P.I. they are P.I. + T.I. and then +, again ! Huh again?

Let me explain:

P. is the Principal portion of your payment.

I. is the Interest portion of your payment.

That is not all! You have monthly taxes, insurance AND potentially HOA payments too!

T. is the Property Taxes portion of your payment.

I. is the Home Owners Insurance portion of your payment.

another Plus? Yep. Potential Home Owners Association Dues.

When using a mortgage calculator, shameless plug—> http://fcfs.net/loancenter-calculators-default.aspx

the calculator will ONLY calculate the principal and interest portion of your payment.  Don’t forget to add your taxes,insurance and HOA payments to this number. 

A good rule of thumb is .78% of your VALUE for your ANNUAL property taxes. Divide that by 12 and you will have your estimate for monthly.

A good rule of thumb is .35% of your VALUE for your ANNUAL home owners insurance.  Divde that by 12 and you will have your estimate for monthly premium.

HOA fees can vary from $15 a month to $300 a month so it is important you keep that on your radar when you are house hunting as it may either exceed your personal budget or affect your ability to qualify.

A good loan officer will help guide you through the PITI process to ensure you have accounted for everything in the qualifying process.

Having a dream is good, Owning one is better!

Leslie Pelletiere, Owner

First Class Financial Services, proudly mortgage lending since 1999!

602.294.9288(O)

602.294.9830(F)

http://www.fcfs.net

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