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Mortgages and Mortgage Loan Rates in Minnesota

Looking for a new home in one of Minnesota’s urban centers? Or are you ready to refinance your home in a quieter part of the state? If so, now is the time to start your search for a low-cost mortgage.

To help achieve your goal, useful tools are available at A variety of mortgage-related articles and rate charts serve as teaching tools. Locate Minnesota brokers and request rates using the site’s contact tools. Mortgage calculation tools let you work the different number scenarios like a pro.

Minnesota conforming mortgages

Providing liquidity to private lenders in the U.S. are the two federally chartered organizations called Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. These organizations work with low- to middle-income individuals to help them achieve their homeownership goals. The primary way is through the conforming mortgage. Interest rates on conforming mortgages are lower than non-conforming loans. To qualify for a lower-rate conforming mortgage, a homeowner must meet certain standards. Among the standards is a maximum on the amount that can be borrowed. OFHEO or the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight annually reviews this limit and resets it when necessary. If you’re offered a non-conforming mortgage, it’s important you know the reason why. If homeownership can wait, consider taking time to improve your credit. That may improve your chances of obtaining a more favorable rate.

Minnesota second mortgages

A second mortgage is simply another mortgage taken on a collateral property. It holds the second lien position (a first mortgage holds the first position). The funding of a second mortgage will not affect a first mortgage. HELOCs (home equity lines of credit) and home equity loans are two types of second mortgages. Homeowners take out second mortgages when they need cash for major purchases, home improvements or to fund a new business. You’ll pay a higher rate of interest on a second mortgage than you did on the first, but you won’t be able to borrow as much. Like a first mortgage, a second mortgage will use your home as collateral. Should you default, there’s always the risk that the lender could foreclose.

Comparing Minnesota mortgage loans

Once you start searching, you’ll realize that Minnesota lenders offer many different mortgage products. If you don’t know the difference between a FRM and an ARM, a HELOC from a refinance, take time to study the Mortgage Glossary and the articles located at With a bit of knowledge under your belt, you’ll be ready to make contact with Minnesota lenders. The broker directory gives you the lender contact information you need to start asking questions. The next step? Requesting quotes and comparing offers received from lenders competing for your business.

Popular Areas in Minnesota

Albert Lea
Fergus Falls
New Ulm
Red Wing
St. Cloud
St. Paul