What is a Mortgage Loan?

Likely the largest debt you'll ever take on, a mortgage is a loan to finance the purchase of your home. Your home is collateral for the loan, which is also a legal contract you sign to promise that you'll pay the debt, with interest and other costs, typically over 15 to 30 years. If you don't pay the debt, the lender has the right to take back the property and sell it to cover the debt. To repay the debt, you make monthly installments or payments that typically include the principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, together known as PITI. If you're interested, please contact us today for assistance.