Ohio Mortgage Rates

May 27, 2016 12:08 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.
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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.

15 Year Fixed

Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.869%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
SmartPath Mortgage
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.869%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
(844) 311-2605 Contact
SmartPath Mortgage
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,346
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,346
Lender Fees $3,389
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,389
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
SmartPath Mortgage
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About the Lender

Smartpath Mortgage is a dba of Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group.  Atlantic Bay is a Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Direct Seller/Servicer. Atlantic Bay also has FHA Direct Endorsement authority and is a VA lender for residential mortgages. We have every authority that big banks and other lenders have, without the limits they have. In addition, FHA as an automatic insuring authority, meaning that we do not need to go to FHA for approvals, delegate us. To date we have helped over 70,000 borrowers, some more than once. We are also a partner in the community, giving over $2 million to charities and participating in events that promote the passions of our customers, employees, and neighbors.
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Lender Reviews

Great Experience!

Yes, I recommend this lender

This was by far the easiest mortgage I have ever done. I've refinanced about 3 times in the last 7 or so years and this was the best experience by far. Easy to deal with and they closed in my home. I would recommend them every time!

By: Michelle (Charleston, SC)

Bought a house

Yes, I recommend this lender

I have been working with Atlantic Bay for a bit now. They had my loan underwriten before I found a house to make sure there wasn't any problems once we found one. Their responsiveness has been wonderful and the rate was one of the lowest I found. I would recommend them to anyone.

By: Kim (Charlotte, NC)

Excellent Job

Yes, I recommend this lender

This is the second loan I have closed with these guys. Both have been really easy experiences. The online process was really straightforward and their rate was one of the lowest I've found both times.

By: Richard (Matthews, NC)
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First Internet Bank
15 Year Fixed
Interest Rate
2.625%
APR
2.907%
Monthly Payment
$1,346
(855) 637-1962 Contact
First Internet Bank
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Offer Details

Home Value $250,000
Requested Loan Amount $200,000
Lock Period 30 Days
Down Payment $50,000
Principal and Interest Payments $1,346
Estimated Mortgage Insurance Payments $0
Total Monthly Mortgage Payment $1,346
Lender Fees $3,911
Lender Credit $0
Total Closing Fees* $3,911
*Other 3rd party fees may apply
First Internet Bank
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About the Lender

At First Internet Bank, we focus on helping our customers achieve their dreams of homeownership. We know that it is more than a house to you; it is where you raise your families, make lasting memories and build financial security. And we know that your family and home is unique and special, so we treat each and every application individually.
1. Your home loan experience – better, faster, easier – Our team has helped thousands of people like you afford the home of their dreams. You can rely on our deep knowledge and experience because our loan officers are seasoned professionals. They’re not sales people; they are “skilled mortgage advisors.” We take the time to explain each step to you – forms, paper work, the home appraisal and the final closing. First IB is there for you and will guide, support and advise you every step of the way.
2. Great rates and low fees – We know that once you find that perfect home in that perfect neighborhood, you’ll need a mortgage partner to help you design the perfect payment plan. First IB consistently delivers competitive mortgage rates to home owners across the nation. And unlike some lenders, we won’t just show you “some” of the fees, we show you everything. Put us to the test!
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Lender Reviews

Great Lender

Yes, I recommend this lender

First Internet was excepitional in every facet of our refiance. Our loan officer Scott was very efficent not pushy and lived up to his word 100%. I would not hesitate to refer them to any of my family or friends, from start to finish the process was very streamlined and professional. Their best atribute was complete honesty.

By: Clifford (Carleton, MI)

Higly recommended

Yes, I recommend this lender

They are very professional, and respond fast to my questions. Great rate and fee. Save me a lot on mortgage.

By: Ying (Wilmington, NC)

Quick Responders

Yes, I recommend this lender

Greg and his team were always quick to respond to my requests and answered every question with accuracy. Refinancing my home via email and online was easier than the times I've done it in person.

By: JJ (Eagle Mountain, UT)
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Securing Low Ohio Mortgage Rates rhe Ohio Home Finance Agency
The Ohio Home Finance Agency is a non-profit organization that helps Ohio residents finance home purchases and secure low OH mortgage interest rates. Programs offered by the Ohio Home Finance Agency include:

• First-Time Homebuyer Program: Through this program, qualifying Ohio first-time homebuyers can secure a 30-year fixed mortgage with competitive interest rates.

• Ohio Heroes Program: Ohio residents in certain professions, such as those working in the armed services, can take advantage of all the benefits of the first-time homebuyer program at discounted interest rates.

• Mortgage Credit Certificate Program: If you're worried about paying your mortgage costs, qualifying OH homebuyers can apply for a Mortgage Credit Certificate. This allows residents to reduce their income tax liability, letting them save more of their hard earned cash for mortgage payments.

Ohio also offers programs for recent college graduates, disabled people and veterans.

Learning about OH Mortgage Rates via Homebuyer Education Programs
If you're a first-time homebuyer, you may be overwhelmed at the prospect of having to research current ohio mortgage rates, calculate a budget, and find a real estate agent on your own. Fortunately, the state of Ohio offers a homebuyer education program that can help first-timers learn more about the home buying process, including the process of researching and securing a low OH mortgage rate.

Using this program, potential homebuyers complete a 25-question online test and a budget form. Applicants then receive a phone consultation with a local housing counselor. The purpose of this call is to help the homebuyer learn more about OH mortgage interest rates, loans, and programs available to help them finance their home. This is an invaluable resource to many first-time homebuyers in the state, and helps them find the best current Ohio mortgage rates.