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Harry Jensen, Trusted Mortgage Expert with 45+ Years of Experience
, Trusted Mortgage Expert with 45+ Years of Experience

If you are looking for advice on getting a mortgage and buying your first home you came to the right place!  I outline some of our more popular resources for first time home buyers below.  All of these resources offer helpful information and are free to use. 

Mortgage Cheat Sheet.  Our informative cheat sheet covers key mortgage topics from submitting your loan application to closing.  Our mortgage cheat sheet is the most time efficient way for a first time home buyer to prepare to get a mortgage.

Mortgage Calculators.  We offer over 30 easy-to-use mortgage calculators that cover mortgage qualification, loan program selection, mortgage quote comparison and numerous other topics. Our interactive calculators are easy-to-use and empower you to make more informed decisions when you buy your first home.

Use ourHOW MUCH HOME CAN I AFFORD CALCULATORto determine what price home you can buy

Mortgage Programs. We offer in-depth information on over 50 mortgage programs including many low down payment programs. Review eligibility guidelines, qualification requirements as well as key positives and negatives so you can select the mortgage program that is right for you.

Review Best Low Down Payment Mortgage Programs 

Mortgage Advice. Review money and time-saving tips from a mortgage expert with over 40 years of industry experience.  Learn how to shop for a mortgage, find the best loan terms and overcome common obstacles first time home buyers face.

Review How to Get the Lowest Mortgage Rate

Mortgage Guides. If you are looking for the most comprehensive information on getting a mortgage then check out our Mortgage Guides.  Our guides provide detailed explanations and examples for a wide range of mortgage topics from your credit score to how mortgage closing works.  If you want to master the mortgage process, start by reading our Mortgage Guides.

Review Credit Score Required for a Mortgage

Mortgage Rates.  Simply put, shopping multiple lenders is the best way to save money on your mortgage, especially if you are a first time home buyer.  Finding the lowest rate and closing costs can save you thousands and potentially enable you to afford more home.  We recommend that you contact multiple lenders in the table below to find the best mortgage terms. 

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Ask a Mortgage Expert. If you still have questions about getting a mortgage and buying a home, we are happy to help.  Submit your question to our mortgage expert and receive a helpful response within one business day.  This service is confidential, free and helps you become a more education home buyer.

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Current Mortgage Rates as of December 9, 2019
  • Lender
  • APR
  • Loan Type
  • Rate
  • Payment
  • Fees
  • Contact
View All Lenders

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Data provided by Informa Research Services. Payments do not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums. Click for more information on rates and product details.

About the author

Harry Jensen, Mortgage Expert

Harry is the co-founder of FREEandCLEAR. He is a mortgage expert with over 45 years of industry experience. Over his career, Harry has closed thousands of loans for satisfied borrowers and now offers his advice and insights on FREEandCLEAR.  Harry is a licensed mortgage professional (NMLS #236752). More about Harry

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