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Theodore Stu…, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV

What are Points?

Asked by Theodore Stutz, Las Vegas, NV Mon Mar 19, 2012

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Points are pre-paid interest. Not the same as an origination fee, often confused even by Realtors and newbie loan officers. With current rates as low as they are today I rarely get asked about points to buy down the rate.
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Points are basically up front fees, also known as discount points. Instead of charging a higher interest rate they charge points as loan origination fees. One point is one percent of the amount borrowed. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Graham Irving
Province Real Estate
702-491-0709
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In layman speak points are I believe a hard to figure out thing bankers dreamed up to get more monety out of us Kind of l8ike what the IRS does with all those crazy complicated tax changes. ha!
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A point is 1% of your mortgage amount. Some say it is prepaid interest which should lower your interest rate however it is also how the loan officer get paid so compare between a couple of companies. A good local and trusted bank or mortgage company is always a great place to start,
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