Indiana Rate Map
This Indiana Rate Map lets you see what sort of mortgage rates other borrowers around the state have been able to obtain. Each individual marker represents a single mortgage loan.
Use the map to find out what sort of mortgage rates borrowers were able to get in with various credit scores, loan amounts, loan-to-value ratios and other factors, and in various communities around the state.
This rate map project is our effort to help make the mortgage process more transparent for all borrowers. If you’d like to participate, just click on the “Share Your Rate” link above the map to anonymously share the mortgage rate you were able to get on a recent loan. Your fellow consumers will thank you!
NOTE: MortgageLoan.com cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data provided as it is submitted by our visitors.
Home Equity Loans
Do you have equity in your home that you'd like to turn into cash? A home equity loan will do just that. The home equity loan is a fixed-rate second mortgage. They're commonly used to fund a one-time expense. Since a refinance can accomplish the same thing, homeowners often find themselves choosing between one and the other. A home equity loan makes sense when you already have a competitively priced mortgage, or when you want to save on closing costs.
Indiana borrowers, who are low on buying power in the short-term, might consider an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) or refinance mortgage. This is because ARMs begin with a low monthly payment that remains in force for a certain time period. Once that period expires, the rate becomes variable, and is adjusted at regular intervals. It's important for ARM borrowers to have the ability to absorb any potential rate increases that occur after the initial rate expires.
An early step in your mortgage search should be to become familiar with comparing market rates for different loan types. You'll likely learn that second mortgages have higher rates than refinances, and that most ARMs start with a lower rate than most fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs). Knowing this, you can start fine-tuning your budget. Mortgage calculators will be invaluable in this effort. Use them to run the numbers on different mortgage types, mortgage rates, and loan amounts. While you're doing this, consider how long you intend to own the property, and if you have any improvement plans. These will be factors in what loan you choose, and how much money you'll borrow. Once you understand which options look right for you, start browsing through the Indiana broker directory. Select several to contact and make sure that you have a few ink pens ready to fill out those applications. As you start receiving your offers, compare them to one another as thoroughly as possible. Be open with your lender about your questions and concerns.