Today's lending guidelines are continually changing and more complex than they were a couple years ago. When applying for a mortgage, it's vital to work with someone that can help you navigate the complexities of today's lending environment. And while getting a good interest rate is important, getting solid advice is essential. Chris Barnes has been originating residential mortgages since 1986. He's developed a loyal following within the real estate community and has extensive experience working with first time homebuyers. Chris also works with financial advisors, accountants and attorneys as a mortgage resource for them and their clients. He knows the importance of making sure that your mortgage is structured in a way that will parallel your short term and long term financial goals. Recently, Chris earned Guaranteed Rate's 2016 Customer Service award for his consistent above and beyond display to always put his customers first. Chris is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. He and his wife reside in Chicago's northwest suburbs. Creative Loan Structures First Time Homebuyer Strategies Multi State Lending Local Processing and Underwriting Mortgage Programs From Over 30 Lenders
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This is NOT a mortgage loan approval or commitment to lend. The actual fees, costs, and monthly payment on your specific loan transaction may vary, and may include city, county, or other additional fees and costs. Mortgage rates are offered exclusively through Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and are subject to change without notice. The payment amount does not include homeowners' insurance, flood insurance (if applicable), or property taxes that must be paid in addition to your loan payment. The displayed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a measure of the cost to borrow money expressed as a yearly percentage. For mortgage loans, excluding home equity lines of credit, it includes the interest rate plus other charges or fees (such as mortgage insurance, discount points, and origination charges).
Conforming: Sample monthly payments for conforming loan products are based on a purchase price of $437,500, and a down payment of 20.00%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Above scenarios assume a first lien position, 750 FICO score, 30 day rate lock on a primary residence.
Jumbo: Sample monthly payments for jumbo loan products based on a purchase price of $1,200,000, and a down payment of 25.00%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Above scenario assumes a first lien position, 760 FICO score, 25 day rate lock on a primary residence.
FHA: Sample monthly payments are based on a purchase price of $310,880, and a down payment of 3.50%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Above scenario assumes a first lien position, 680 FICO score, 30 day rate lock on a primary residence.
VA: Sample monthly payments are based on a purchase price of $400,000, and a down payment of 0.00%. Advertised rates and APRs are subject to change without notice. Sample does not include VA funding fee (max VA funding fee of 3.3%). Above scenario assumes a first lien position, 680 FICO score, 30 day rate lock on a primary residence. Must be an eligible veteran. Subject to underwriting guidelines and applicant's credit profile.
These mortgage rates are based upon a variety of assumptions and conditions, which include a consumer credit score that may be higher or lower than your individual credit score. Your loan's interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit history up to the time of closing.
One discount points equals one percent of your loan amount.
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