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Disputes over Home Loan Rates

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What Are Home Loan Rates?

A “home loan rate” generally refers to the amount of interest that a person has to pay on a home loan such as a mortgage. This is frequently one of the most important parts of the home loan selection process. Often, a person bases their selection of a loan on how much interest they will be paying on the loan in the long run.

Generally speaking, home loan rates are subject to many different factors, including:

  • Current loan market values
  • The type of loan being obtained
  • The length of time that the person has to repay the loan
  • The type of property involved

There are many different types of loans and loan rate devices. Some home loans have fixed interest rates, while others have interest rates that change over time. A borrower should understand exactly how their loan will work before committing and signing on the loan.

What Are Some Common Disputes over Home Loan Rates?

Some common disputes over home loan rates may include:

  • The use of fraud or deception by the lender when issuing a loan
  • Failure to disclose certain information regarding loan rates
  • Failure by the borrower to pay the owed interest amounts
  • Sudden changes in interest rates without the consent of both parties
  • Changes to rates when obtaining a loan modification
  • Various other disputes and legal issues

As mentioned, both parties need to be aware of all the terms in a home loan contract. Also, they should understand how the contract works. Many legal disputes arise because a person signed a contract that they did not fully understand. Additionally, some violations may actually go unreported because person was not aware that their interest rates were being altered or manipulated.

What If I Have Been Involved in a Dispute over Home Loan Rates?

Home loan rate disputes can often lead to some serious financial losses. You may need to file a legal claim if you have experienced losses due to home loan rate issues. Remedies often include a legal damages award. This is a monetary amount that allows the non-liable party to be compensated for their losses. Some individual legal filings have uncovered wide-spread fraud or scams that are operated on a larger scale.

Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

Home loan rates can sometimes be confusing for people to understand. You may wish to hire a real estate lawyer if you need help or representation with regards to any home loan issues. Your attorney can assist you early on in the process with negotiation and discussion of home loan issues. Also, your lawyer can represent you in court if you encounter any legal issues that need attention or resolving.

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Last Modified: 07-08-2015 01:44 PM PDT

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