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Top Hayward real estate agents

HomeLight examines the transaction history for the 6,563 active Hayward real estate agents to find the best ones. The top 3% of real estate agents in Hayward get homes off the market in 33 days and sell for $79,721 more than the average.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Hayward stack up

Louise Lovewell
Re/max Accord
About Louise

Louise is a real estate agent with Re/max Accord. Louise has been in the real estate business for 40 years. She is the team leader of the Lovewell team, which includes her daughter Katie Lovewell, and other fabulous professionals. To read more about them, please go to their website. Louise has sold 51.38x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 268 of Louise’s transactions. Louise has worked with sellers 74% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 76 recorded transactions. Here’s what we know about Louise’s work: - Louise has sold homes for as much as $1,700,000. - Louise is skilled in fast home sales: she has listings that have sold in as little as 11 days. - Louise is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - HomeLight considers Louise a top negotiator because her homes almost always sell for 7% above their list price. HomeLight has data on 107 transactions Louise has done in San Leandro. Louise ranks in the top 2% of agents in San Leandro. Louise has closed 104 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Brooke Crossland
Coldwell Banker
About Brooke

Brooke Crossland is a dedicated real estate professional and a consistent multimillion-dollar producer specializing in all facets of marketing and sales of single family residential properties. She is the consummate professional with unparalleled enthusiasm and passion that results in client satisfaction. Throughout the industry, she is greatly admired and respected for her flawless work ethic, keen dedication, and extensive knowledge. With over 18 years of real estate industry experience, Brooke offers the finest qualities of a professional realtor with integrity and sensitivity to her clients' needs. She is experienced both in developing effective marketing strategies when representing sellers with various real estate needs as well as helping buyers to find their "dream home." She makes herself readily available for her clientele and is very receptive to their needs even during the most complex of transactions. Her clients find her to be honest, devoted and refreshingly straightforward. Brooke has received numerous achievement awards throughout her distinguished career and graciously offers comprehensive service with a personal touch and the high level of quality and class you expect from a professional who loves what she does.

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"Brooks knowledge of the market and what to expect in price was exactly what I received.She guided m..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
16
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Derek Han
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
About Derek

"Your Dream is My Passion!" As a consistent Top Agent who is trustworthy, responsible, experienced, patient, think outside the box, and friendly, my team and I strive to provide the highest level of service to help each and every client to meet their real estate goal. Our philosophy is simple: we care, we are trusted, we listen, and we deliver. Believe in: TEAM EFFORT, PERSONALIZED SERVICE. #1 Agent in Better Homes & Gardens Berkeley Region in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Better Homes & Gardens Company-Wide Top Producer 2010 to 2020. Zillow Premier Agent with 150+ 5-Stars Review Professional Associations / Designations: National, California, and Bay East Associations of Realtors Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (CPS) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternate Specialist (HAFA) Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS) Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS)

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"Derek provided excellent service through out the transaction! He was always available day and night...."

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Townhome Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
45
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Nicole Causey
Everhome Real Estate
About Nicole

Real estate isn’t about sales, it’s about service, and award-winning agent Nicole Causey delivers it in spades. Her ethics, integrity, accessibility, and communication have made her a sought-after professional whose clients eagerly enlist her services again and again. Canadian-born but Bay Area-raised, Nicole’s family moved to Fremont when she was 10 years old. While earning her B.A. in Business Administration, Nicole worked in retail, and after graduation, she was promoted to Business Account Manager. She excelled in that position until a serendipitous meeting with a friend led to a job interview with a local top-producing agent. The interview turned into a position that taught her the ins-and-outs of prospecting, marketing, and negotiating. It was a fantastic experience that enabled Nicole to personally manage over 200 home sales — and gain quite the real estate education! With her well-honed customer service skills and newly acquired real estate experience, she obtained her license in 2004, and has been a full-time agent ever since. In addition to her professional background, Nicole’s strong work ethic, self-challenging nature, and intrinsic motivation have made her a highly successful agent. That success has earned her recognition as a Pinnacle Agent with the Bay East Association of Realtors® every year since 2011 and the No. 2 spot out of 34,000 agents nationwide at her previous brokerage. To Nicole, the awards are a byproduct of her true passion — enriching her clients’ lives through homeownership. Nicole’s hobbies include traveling, reading, renovations, interior design, wine tasting, and spending time with her family. She also loves animals and has a menagerie, including a dog, two cats, and backyard chickens. She is on the Board of Directors for SAVE, which assists domestic violence victims in the Tri-City area, and she volunteers for Adopt an Angel, which provides holiday gifts for children in protective services and foster care in the East Bay.

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"Nicole is top-notch. As our listing agent, she moved fast with listing, repairs, and staging. She ..."

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Townhome Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
51
Condo Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Leslie Peterson
Leslie Peterson Group | Evolve Real Estate
About Leslie

If you’re looking for a top-producing Realtor® with commitment, experience, drive, enthusiasm, and emotional intelligence, look no further than Leslie Peterson. Since 2005, Leslie has been guiding clients through every type of transaction imaginable. Her goal is to make each sale a seamless, successful one, and she’s determined that her clients meet their objectives, no matter how complicated. Leslie understands that buying or selling real estate is as much of an emotional event as it is a financial investment. As a former counselor, she is keenly aware that her clients are in transition, which whether positive or negative, can be stressful. She makes it her mission to relieve their anxiety with her calm assuredness, and since she’s the leading expert in Castro Valley real estate, they know they can trust her vast industry knowledge. Not only does Leslie have East Bay expertise, but she also brings cutting-edge marketing skills and an unparalleled level of empathy to the table. Particularly adept at finding opportunities in seemingly impossible situations, Leslie prides herself on her ability to create options where there seemed to have been none. She enjoys solving problems and negotiating the best possible deals for her clients, even during tough markets like the housing crisis of 2008. Leslie is a Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Specialist, Accredited Seller’s Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). She’s also earned the Graduate, Realtor® Institute (GRI) designation. Additionally, Leslie has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Leslie values every relationship deeply and considers her greatest accomplishments to be her 35+-year marriage to her husband, Jeff, and raising her amazing children, Kristen and Jake. Her passion for real estate filters into her personal life: She’s bought and sold many homes over the years and currently owns three.

Townhome Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
40
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Yvette Teng
Everhome Real Estate
About Yvette

For Yvette Teng, real estate isn’t just a career; it’s a calling. As a global citizen who has lived all over the world, including Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, Yvette has always had a passion for people. She made her way to the United States in 1998, where she established a successful career at a private international trading company and was quickly promoted to manager. In 2004, she decided to become an agent and put her diverse skill set to work for buyers and sellers throughout the Bay Area. Yvette is personable and attentive, yet motivated and professional. Her many strengths serve her clients and put them at ease. In her extensive travels, she learned how to be flexible, receptive, and creative. As a manager, she thrived due to her skills in organization, leadership, and efficiency. As an agent, her chief aim is to provide her clients with positive, seamless transactions. When you work with Yvette, you can feel confident that she’s working tirelessly toward your goals. Yvette’s concern for people’s well-being is evident in everything she does. In addition to her work as a full-time agent, she volunteers with the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society by participating in their 8Ks, half-marathons, and marathons to raise funding for the organization. She’s also involved in local schools, Children’s Miracle Network, and Hands Across the Water. Yvette is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, and Teochew. She has advanced designations such as Certified Distressed Properties Expert (CDPE), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Graduate Realtor® (GRI). She also has a Quality Service Certification (QSC).

Townhome Transactions
5
Condo Transactions
16
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Brett Jennings
Real Estate Experts
About Brett

Brett Jennings is an award-winning luxury home marketing specialist and also holds a certificate in negotiation from Harvard Law. In 2017, the Wall Street Journal recognized Brett and his team as one of the top 250 real estate groups in the United States. With over one million agents in the country, this prestigious award places Brett in the top 1/10th of the top 1% among his peers. Although these statistics are impressive, Brett’s true passion is helping families make smart real estate decisions that positively transform their lives. His extensive background in real estate, finance, home renovations and life coaching enables him to draw from a deep well of life experience as he helps his clients make informed, intelligent decisions. In a fluctuating real estate landscape, the expertise and attention he provides are necessary and rare. Described by his peers and clients as energetic, focused, determined, and engaged, Brett always goes above and beyond. He provides his buyers access to his curated list of over 250 off-market properties, and his sellers benefit from his market-proven home selling process that has set record-breaking prices in almost every neighborhood he sells in. His best-selling book, The New Rise in Real Estate, serves as a further resource for clients wanting to make the most of the current market. Brett is a charismatic leader who cares as much about his team as he does about his clients. His commitment to delivering a five-star service experience for every client is carefully crafted by a hand-picked, all-star team that consists of transaction coordinators, renovation, marketing, listing, and buyer specialists, all dedicated to offering the highest standard of care in the industry. When Brett isn’t creating success for his clients and team, he volunteers his time by teaching meditation, which he has been doing for the past eighteen years. He also enjoys spending time outdoors wakeboarding, running, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.

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"We recently sold our rental property that the tenants had completely destroyed. Brett Jennings & hi..."

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Condo Transactions
81
Single Family Home Transactions
390
Townhome Transactions
33
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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Jessica Medina
Village Properties & Assoc.
About Jessica

Jessica works under Village Properties & Assoc.. Jessica has worked as a real estate agent for 18 years. Jessica has sold 94.0x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 207 of Jessica’s transactions. Jessica has worked with sellers 87% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 50 recorded transactions. Here’s what we know about Jessica’s work: - Jessica recently sold one home for $1,200,000. - Jessica is skilled in fast home sales: she has listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Jessica is a top dollar real estate agent. - Jessica is a top negotiator: she consistently sells homes above their list price. Jessica has completed 130 transactions in San Lorenzo. Jessica ranks at the top of the pack--she qualifies as a top 5% real estate agent in San Lorenzo. HomeLight considers Jessica a closer because she has sold 128 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
40
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Basil Yaqub
Pacific Realty Partners
About Basil

Basil has been working diligently in the real estate industry since 2003 and has established a distinguished career in real estate. He possesses a keen understanding of the business derived from his enthusiasm of the changing market. His reputation in the community is one of trustworthiness, integrity, and unrelenting dedication to his clients. Basil has a committed understanding of market values, contract negotiation and the escrow process. Most importantly he understands that buying or selling a home is a stressful process for any client and he works tirelessly to alleviate these stresses for his clients. Basil began his real estate career in 2003 during one of the area's most exciting and changing real estate times. He provides valuable insight on the various districts, buildings, and neighborhoods. Basil works extremely hard for his clients and his record speaks volumes of this commitment. Truly understanding his client's needs is his utmost concern and his client's will

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"Awesome working team because of their negotiating expertise on sales, we were blown away!"

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Single Family Home Transactions
32
Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jason Phuong Pham
Intero Real Estate Services
About Jason Phuong

Jason Phuong is a real estate agent with Intero Real Estate Services. Jason Phuong has been in the real estate business for 8 years. Jason Phuong is a single family home expert. We have data on 132 of Jason Phuong’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the buyer (75% of the time), but they also have experience representing the seller side of transactions, with 41 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Jason Phuong’s real estate experience: - Jason Phuong recently sold one home for $2,000,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 9 days. - Jason Phuong is a top dollar real estate agent. - HomeLight considers Jason Phuong a top negotiator because their homes almost always sell for 3% above their list price. Jason Phuong has completed 45 transactions in Fremont. Jason Phuong ranks at the top of the pack--they qualify as a top 7% real estate agent in Fremont. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 40 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Townhome Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
41
TIC Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Hayward

Why you need a top real estate agent in Hayward, CA

There are 6,563 real estate agents in Hayward, CA right now. Properties are listed for 58 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in Hayward, CA for top agents is 1.8x less than the time an average agent spends on a given housing transaction.

Top Seller's Agents

A top seller's agent in Hayward makes $60,144 more dollars for sellers, wraps up the selling process 24.79 days faster, and sells 368.5 more homes than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Hayward's top 3% of buyer's agents save their clients 85.2% more on their home purchases and transact 1.9x more in the same area when compared to average agents.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Hayward, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Hayward score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Hayward agent who scores only 3.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Hayward and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"We had the condo listed on a Sunday and the property sold quickly within a week and Escrow was also a breeze thanks to teamwork from a reputable Realtor who I couldn’t have found without HomeLight."

Donald C.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight provides a very good service to those who are unfamiliar with the real estate world. "

Earl S.

HomeLight Client

"The house was listed on a Thursday night and we had an offer on Tuesday! Thank you HomeLight for recommending such a great realtor!"

Lorie D.

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Hayward neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Hayward, top agents are frequently doing deals in Glen Eden, Hayward Highland, and Fairway Park.

Glen Eden

Active Agents1,063
Time on Market82
Avg. Sale Price$392,451

Hayward Highland

Active Agents795
Time on Market88
Avg. Sale Price$597,021

Fairway Park

Active Agents778
Time on Market83
Avg. Sale Price$474,770

Find top real estate agents in cities near Hayward, CA

Fremont

Active Agents3,615
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$1,000,000

Oakland

Active Agents4,665
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$759,000

Danville

Active Agents1,300
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,230,000

Dublin

Active Agents1,705
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$883,000

Pleasanton

Active Agents1,688
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,135,000

Union City

Active Agents1,688
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$853,000

San Ramon

Active Agents2,383
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,020,000

San Mateo

Active Agents2,433
Time on Market38
Avg. Sale Price$1,300,000

Mountain View

Active Agents2,231
Time on Market37
Avg. Sale Price$1,500,000

Redwood City

Active Agents1,560
Time on Market39
Avg. Sale Price$1,509,000

Castro Valley

Active Agents1,545
Time on Market44
Avg. Sale Price$828,000

San Leandro

Active Agents2,013
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$670,888

Frequently Asked Questions

How is my mortgage rate determined?
Mortgage rates are a pretty complex business with many different factors influencing the rate you’re offered on a given day. Some of these factors are outside your control, like economic data and market forces. Other factors that lenders look at are based on your financial history and the details of your home purchase, including:
  • Your income and credit profile
  • Down payment amount and cash reserves
  • Any other assets
  • Property location and type
  • Loan type
  • Type of interest
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What’s the difference between fixed-rate and adjustable-rate?
A fixed-rate mortgage means your rate and mortgage payment will remain the same throughout the life of the loan (though your taxes and insurance can go up over time). With an adjustable rate mortgage, you start out with a lower introductory rate for a period of time and after that period ends, your rate adjusts with the market periodically.
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How do I evaluate lenders and choose the right one?
If you’re looking to save money on your mortgage, it’s important (and easy!) to do some comparative rate shopping. Getting five quotes can knock an average of 0.166% off your rate, and it only takes a few minutes. Here’s how to do it: Reach out to five prospective lenders and make sure to have the following information on hand: the home’s purchase price, your down payment amount, and your estimated credit score. Pro tip: Make sure to request a closing cost breakdown so you can see what kind of lender fees each company charges. Lender fees are one of the biggest ways buyers are surprised by higher mortgage costs than they prepare for. Once you’ve got your lender quotes, it’s time to crunch some numbers and compare:
  • Rates
  • Lender-specific fees (examples: origination fee, application fee, credit report fee, broker fee, rate lock fee, points)
  • APR
These three pieces of information should give you good context for comparing lenders. Though keep in mind, rate isn’t the whole story. Your lender should meet your other needs too. Are they communicative and do they get back to you quickly? Do they have a strong presence in your local market? Perhaps they boast some of the fastest closing timelines in your area? Don’t be afraid to ask questions and feel out different communication styles before landing on a favorite.
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How do I get the lowest rate? Is the lowest rate always best?
The lowest rates are typically reserved for the buyer with strong finances, a credit score of 740 or higher, and a down payment of at least 20%. Of course, most buyers don’t tick all those boxes. To get the lowest rate possible, improve your credit score, make a larger down payment, and keep your debt-to-income ratio low. And don’t skip shopping around for rates! But what if you’re nowhere near a 20% down payment, or your credit score isn’t quite where you’d like it to be? Talk to a lender. You might be more ready to buy a home than you think. Sometimes waiting to improve your situation so you can score a lower rate isn’t worth it, especially when home prices are escalating faster than what most buyers can save. Plus, low rates aren’t guaranteed — market forces could send them climbing at any time.
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Should I look at APR or rate? What’s the difference?
APR is the total cost of financing your home. It’s your base mortgage rate plus any lender fees and finance charges on your loan. Because APR factors in lender fees, it’s typically a better, more all-inclusive indicator of your loan costs than looking at rate alone.
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Why does a 15-year fixed mortgage have a lower rate than a 30-year?
APR stands for annual percentage rate. With a 15-year loan, you’re only paying interest for 15 years instead of 30, so you’ll enjoy a lower rate and pay significantly less interest over time. That said, your monthly payments will be much higher with a 15-year loan, because you’re paying off that balance in a much shorter time frame. Most buyers opt for a 30-year fixed loan so their monthly payments are more affordable.
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What’s the deal with points and credits?
Points allow you to “buy down” your mortgage rate by prepaying some of your interest. Usually, one discount point costs 1% of the loan amount and lowers your interest rate by 0.25%. Some lenders also offer credits, where you can pay a higher rate in exchange for cash to cover some of your closing costs. Credits are considered negative points, and a 0.25% increase in rate will usually give you 1% of your loan amount in cash to offset closing costs.
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What mortgage terms do I need to know?
  • Mortgage rate: Your mortgage rate is the interest you pay on your home loan.
  • APR: Your APR is the interest you pay on your home loan plus lender and financing fees, all rolled into one all-inclusive rate.
  • Fixed-rate mortgage: A fixed-rate mortgage has the same mortgage rate over the entire loan term and the payment amount never changes (except taxes and insurance can go up over time).
  • Adjustable-rate mortgage: An adjustable-rate mortgage features a lower introductory rate for a period of time, followed by periodic market rate adjustments.
  • Monthly payment: Your monthly mortgage payment is the amount you pay each month for your home loan, typically including principal, interest, taxes, and insurance.
  • Principal: Principal is the initial loan amount.
  • Interest: Interest is what the lender charges you to borrow money.
  • Points: Points allow you to lower your mortgage rate by paying the lender some interest upfront.
  • Closing costs: Closing costs are the fees you pay to close on your new home. They include lender fees and other third-party fees like property taxes, title insurance, and escrow.
  • Rate lock: Most lenders offer the opportunity to lock in your rate for period of time — typically between 30 and 90 days — while you close on your new home.
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