New York Mortgage Rates

July 24, 2017 04:49 PM Eastern

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    Home Price (Purchase)
    When you get a mortgage to purchase a home, the lender uses the lower of the agreed-upon purchase price or the property's appraised value to determine your maximum loan amount. The loan amount divided by the property home price equals your loan-to-value ratio, or LTV. That ratio is one of the major factors that lenders use to set your mortgage rate. If your LTV exceeds 80 percent, you'll probably be required to pay mortgage insurance, which increases your monthly payment. If the property appraises for less than the agreed-on purchase price, you are not usually required to complete the purchase.
    Home Value (Refinance)
    This is your estimate of the current value of your property. When you refinance, your home is almost always evaluated by a licensed appraiser. The refinance loan amount divided by the property's appraised value equals your loan-to-value ratio (LTV), and that number is one of the major factors that determine your mortgage rate. To get an accurate refinance rate quote, your home value estimate must be reasonably accurate.
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    Down Payment
    The down payment is the amount you pay upfront when you finance property. Your purchase price minus your down payment equals your mortgage amount. The higher your down payment, the more likely you are to be approved for a home loan. If your down payment is less than 20 percent of the purchase price, you'll probably be required to pay for mortgage insurance, which increases your monthly payment.
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    Credit Score
    Your credit score is a number designed to measure your credit-worthiness. It's based on a formula that combines many factors, including your payment history, amount of credit used and number of accounts. This number is used by lenders to calculate the probability that you'll default on your mortgage. Most lenders won't approve mortgages to applicants with credit scores lower than 620. Your credit score is one of the most important factors that determines your mortgage rate - applicants with higher scores are offered better mortgage rates.
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Great New York Mortgage Rates for Purchasing NY Homes

More than 19 million people call the Empire State home. New York offers the bustling metropolis of New York city, as well as many wonderfully rural towns upstate, boasting beautiful scenery and some of the best skiing on the east coast. If you're considering buying a home in New York, you'll first want to look into current NY mortgage rates and adjust your budget accordingly.

During your search for the best New York mortgage interest rates, you'll also want to look into state-sponsored loans and other programs designed to help New Yorkers own their own homes. Programs are available statewide that can help potential homebuyers find the best NY mortgage rates, finance closing costs and learn more about the home buying process.

Low NY Mortgage Rates from the State of New York Mortgage Agency

The state of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) was founded to help low-to-moderate income families in New York afford home ownership. Mortgage interest rates offered by SONYMA are competitively low for qualified homebuyers. Their primary program, aptly called the Low Interest Rate Program, helps first-time homebuyers obtain and secure low NY mortgage interest rates.

Other programs offered by SONYMA include:

SONYMA also offers closing cost assistance loans to New York Residents. For those who qualify, they may obtain a loan of up to a capped amount, or a low percentage of the SONYMA first mortgage amount.  There are no monthly payments, and the loan can be forgiven completely after 10 years.

NY Mortgage Rates for Low Income Residents

If you're a New York resident in a low-income bracket, home ownership options are still available to you. Using state-sponsored programs can help you find low NY mortgage interest rates to help you finance your home.

Services offered by the state of New York:

These incentives, together with the current New York mortgage rates, make it much easier to get a home in the Empire State and enjoy everything that New York has to offer.

  • Achieving the Dream Program: This program offers low NY mortgage rates to first-time buyers in low income brackets and a low-percentage down payment of 3 percent, with only a certain portion needing to be paid in cash.
  • Construction Incentive Program: This program offers up to 100 percent financing, meaning no down payment, for small newly-constructed homes.
  • Homes for Veterans Program: This program offers veterans competitive NY mortgage rates and other financial incentives for purchasing a home.

Other services offered by the state of New York include:

  • down payment assistance
  • help with closing costs
  • low-income buyers assistance
  • Section 8 vouchers