Mortgage FAQ

Question and Answers about Mortgage and house buying

Buying a home is for many the largest financial decision they make. Research Maniacs has accumulated a list of questions and answers about getting a mortgage for your new home. It can be scary at first, but many have found that buying instead of renting is the best financial decision they ever made.

Before getting a mortgage and buying a new home, learn about many of the terms and definitions you may run into during the purchase and loan process. We also give you many do's and don'ts along the way.

What is a Mortgage?
Definition of a mortgage.

Mortgage Calculator
Time to refinance your home? Calculate your monthly payments based on interest rate and life of loan.

Mortgage Calculator App
Are you planning to buy a new home or refinance your current home? If so, this App can calculate your exact monthly mortgage payment down to the cent. (iPad and iPhone IOS App)

What is Title Insurance?
What is Title Insurance and why do you need it?

What is PMI?
What is Private Mortgage Insurance?

What is Zoning?
What is Zoning and why is it important to know?

What is Pre-Approval?
What is Pre-Approval and why is it a good thing?

What is Reverse Mortgage?
What is Reverse Mortgage? Is Reverse Mortgage for you?

What is PITI?
What are the four parts of your monthly mortgage payment?

What is Amortization?
What is Amortization?

What is Forbearance?
What is Forbearance?

What is Property Tax?
What is Property Tax?

Difference between
APR and Rate

What is the difference between APR and Rate?

How much house can I afford with my salary?

Payment on Mortgage Calculator

PMI Calculator

What is Additional Principal Payment?

What is an Affidavit

What is a Balloon Mortgage?

What is a Bridge Loan?

What is a buy down?

What is a clear title?

What is closing?

What are closing costs?

What is real estate commission?

What is Debt-to-Income Ratio?

What is a deed?

What is Earnest Money?

What is full disclosure?

What is Discount Point?

What is an easement?

What is FICO score?

What is FSBO?

What is Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

What is Good Faith Estimate?

What is Graduated Payment Mortgage?

What is a Jumbo Loan?

What is a Lien?

What is a Listing Agreement?

What is Loan Origination Fee?

What is a Mortgage Acceleration Clause?

What is Prepayment Penalty?

What is Assumable Mortgage?

What is refinancing?

What is a Second Mortgage?

What is Serious Delinquency?

What is credit history?

What is Escrow?

What is short sale?

What is a Title Company?

What is ARM?

What is APR?

What is an Appraisal?

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