Bakersfield Mortgages

Written by Liza Hartung
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For those looking to live in California, but stay away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Bakersfield could be your place. It's about a two-hour ride north of Los Angeles. That puts you about four hours south of the always fun San Francisco. The neighborhoods in Bakersfield are great. There are biking trails and plenty of local parks and recreation services.

To keep environmentally friendly, Bakersfield boasts a wonderful recycling system. It's a great place for children, families and couples just starting out. If you are looking to purchase a home for the first time, you may be eligible for certain first time buyer discounts. Ask your lender or broker about these. They tend to vary a little, so find out what you are eligible for.

Turn over Every Stone

Finding a loan that fits you can be a little daunting. All of a sudden you start hearing all the radio and television ads for different kinds of mortgages. You have no clue where to begin. You don't want to get ripped off, but you want a great deal. The first thing to realize is that you are going to have to take some time with this. You can't just rush out one day and expect to have a loan by sundown. You can't do this if you want things done the right way.

You need to visit several lenders. You will need to compare more than just the interest rates. Look at discounts and points as well. Points are fees that go to the lender and are generally associated with the interest rate. This is one of the ways the lender gets paid. If you don't plan on staying in your new home very long, less than 20 years or so, opt for a no point loan.


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