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Your search for the ideal Rhode Island mortgage or refinance loan will probably bring you in touch with some concepts that you may not know. Not everyone, after all, is versed in 2/28 ARMs, LIBOR, and amortization. Fortunately, provides you with trustworthy resources that can teach you everything you'll need to know about Rhode Island mortgages. For a quick overview, visit's news and advice page. There you can review articles organized by categories such as refinancing, bad credit, debt consolidation, and home equity. You can also look up specific terms in the glossary, or link straight to the mortgage calculators to start crunching numbers. The national mortgage rates posted will help you budget how much loan you can afford. When you're ready, you can request lender quotes or contact lenders individually. You'll find a list of lenders in the Rhode Island broker directory.

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Economic trends are always at work tightening or loosening the money supply. But there are other factors that also influence the mortgage loan rate you'll be offered, factors over which you have some degree of control. These include:

  • The amount. The federal government annually sets a maximum loan amount for conforming loans. Anything in excess of that maximum is considered a jumbo loan, which will have a higher interest rate than a conforming loan.
  • The loan to value (LTV). A loan made in an amount greater than 80 percent of the property's market value will have a higher interest rate.
  • Your background. If you have late payments and high debt in your credit report, your offered rate will be higher than if you had perfect credit.

Subprime Mortgages

Less-than-perfect credit isn't ideal when you're seeking a mortgage loan; but you can probably find a workable mortgage solution. Be prepared to put some effort into finding a reliable subprime or bad credit lender, and be diligent about analyzing and comparing your mortgage loan quotes. You can save time using's resources to help. Plan on contacting several lenders; look for contact information in the Rhode Island broker directory. As you start receiving mortgage quotes, review those proposals thoroughly, relying on mortgage calculators to crunch the numbers. Make sure that you're confident in your ability to repay no matter what-even if your rate and payment are subject to increases.


From Barrington to Woonsocket, Rhode Island contains some fantastic residential communities. You've chosen one to be your home, and now it's time to find the right mortgage loan financing. Start by shopping around. You can get several mortgage estimates to compare with a quick request online. These are non-binding estimates, so consider filling out loan applications to get full written quotes. Then, use's calculators to run the numbers on each offer. Pay close attention to payment amounts, APRs, total interest costs, and whether the rate is fixed or adjustable.