Let Us Help You Buy Your New Home!
Purchasing a home is a very exciting time, and being well
prepared will help you make better decisions. Take this
opportunity to learn more about home buying and the mortgage
process. Below and throughout this site you will find
information that will help you with the purchase of your new home.
Am I ready to buy?
Buying a home offers many advantages, one of the most significant being that it allows you to build equity (ownership) when you pay your mortgage each month. A common myth is that monthly mortgage payments are more expensive than rent. But, in many cases, mortgage payments can be even less than rent. When considering home ownership for the first time, you need to decide whether buying makes financial and practical sense for you right now or if you are better off renting. Consider both the advantages and disadvantages to renting as well as buying, and weigh the pros and cons for your situation.
How much house can I afford?
The first step toward finding the right home is to
quickly compute your purchasing power and determine how
much you can afford to pay each month. This saves you
time by allowing you to focus on homes in your price range.
In addition, in the planning stage, you should consider both the up-front and ongoing costs associated with purchasing a home.
Some up-front costs include:
Down payment: Typically ranges from 3-30% of
the cost of the house. The more you can put down, the
greater equity you will have in your home and the lower
your monthly payment will be. For down payments, less than
20% you may also need to pay mortgage insurance.
Closing Costs: Typically range from 2-6% of the loan amount depending on your area.
On-going Costs: Your housing costs can include the following:
Monthly mortgage payment
If applicable - Flood Insurance
If applicable - Property taxes
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Our Happy Clients
"Michael Visser took great care of us on our mortgage. On top of that, he gave us other business advice that was extremely helpful. He knows much more than just the mortgage business. And that is what sets him apart from the competition. Fantastic rate to boot!"
"Mike Visser with Axent Funding has done both my mortgage and my refinance on my house. He was referred to me by my real estate agent. My real estate agent sends most of her clients to Mike for mortgage processing. Both of the loans he has arranged for me have been very smooth. He always makes sure that I am aware of what is going on in the loan process. He made sure I stayed alert to action items I needed to complete to keep the loan process progressing. This last Refinance I thought it would take about a month but it only took 18 days from application to closing including weekends. I have gotten emails from Mike at 11:30 at night so I know he works long hours and weekends to keep the loan process short. I had shopped my refinance at other places and they charged a lot more in fees."
"We just closed on our home and I can say that Axent Funding was great to work with every step of the way. We had peace of mind and confidence throughout the entire process because of Michael's experience. Our confidence was validated when we closed on schedule without any surprises, with a great rate! Thanks Michael!"