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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know

Paul Tosello

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  He has ...

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  He has ...

Jan 23 2 minutes read

APR - Annual Percentage Rate

Annual cost of borrowing money based on the loan amount, interest rate and other fees.

FRM - Fixed Rate Mortgage

Interest rate that does not change during the entire term of your loan

DTI - Debt to Income

Percentage of your monthly income that goes toward your monthly debt payments.

PMI - Private Mortgage Insurance

Insurance that protects lenders from losses if a homeowner is unable to pay their mortgage. It is required for homeowners who make down payments less than 20% of their home purchase price.

P&I - Principal and Interest

Principal and interest are the portions of your monthly mortgage payment that go toward paying off the money you borrowed to buy your home.

Why These Are Important to Know

  • Learning the lingo of home buying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.
  • From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them.
  • Your local professionals are here to help you feel confident and informed from start to finish…and this infographic will help you as you go.

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