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Understanding how a mortgage works and the process to qualify for one should be the first consideration before buying a house.

Though there may be an overwhelming sense of excitement involved, you really have to keep your feet on the ground and make sure you are not only getting the right home, but also that you are making the right mortgage decision for you and your family.

There is no point in house hunting only to discover later that you do not qualify for financing. Some people try to jump into home ownership long before they are ready. Understanding the process will help you determine when you are ready.

The Mortgage Decision

Your decisions will be based on a number of things, including interest rates. Although lower mortgage rates are ideal, reviewing the terms and conditions of the loan is vital. You have to decide if you can really afford that loan or not after considering the payments, prepayment privileges, penalties and length of the loan.

Fico Score And Interest Rates

The better your fico score, the better your loan deal is going to be. If you have a poor credit rating, you may want to take some time to repair your credit and improve your fico score. Then, when the lender makes a mortgage decision you will know you are getting the best deal you can get. Even if you think you had to wait too long to get into your new home, you will be in a much better financial position than if you had rushed.

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