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Financing Your Vermont Home
From Mount Mansfield to Rutland and every point in between, the Green Mountain State – Vermont – remains one of the most beautiful, historically preserved states in the union. Covered bridges, pristine parklands, welcoming ski slopes, and artisan colonies are some of the features that makes this thinly populated state an attractive place for visitors and residents alike. If you are contemplating relocating to Vermont then you have made an excellent decision. Keep reading and we’ll take a look at mortgage financing options that can help turn your Green Mountain dream into a reality.
If you are a first time buyer in Vermont, then you know that housing prices across the state are fairly high as the state continues to attract its share of relocating urban dwellers from New York City and Boston. In some locales, such as Burlington and Montpelier, prices have risen sharply as the demand for housing outstrips availability. Financing a new home can be a bit of challenge for average folks, but there are options available to you to help you secure your Vermont home.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages – One of the best financing values today remains the adjustable [or variable] rate mortgage. Rates of .25% or less compared to fixed rate loans are the norm. Most will allow you to keep that lower rate for 3, 5, 7 or 10 years before the adjustment period kicks in. During this time you can build up plenty of equity and refinance to a fixed rate loan down the road should you choose to do so.
Fixed Rate Mortgages – Mortgage terms of 15 or 30 years are most common although 20 and 25 year loans are also available. In some cases a lender may extend a 40 year loan offer to you, but this length mortgage is more the exception than the norm.
You may also be able to swing a Vermont home mortgage loan via a Federal Housing Administration (or FHA) backed mortgage. In this case the FHA backs the loan offered by your mortgage lender allowing you to possibly qualify for a loan if you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get one. With down payments as low as 3% you may be able to afford a loan you otherwise wouldn’t have qualified for.
Also check with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) if you have served in the military or visit the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) site for their list of Vermont homes for sale.
Yes, a Vermont home can be in your future; explore your financing options to help make that dream a reality today.
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