Many times, homebuyers turn to others to get enough cash upfront for a mortgage.
- First-time homebuying
- Mortgage refinancing
- Cash-out refinancing
- Mortgage relief
- Bachelor of Arts, Binghamton University
- Master of Arts, Binghamton University
Laurie is an editor on Bankrate’s Home Lending team. She previously worked as a copy editor in the higher education space, including at BestColleges and Affordable Colleges Online. Prior to that, she worked in marketing and public relations at Binghamton University while earning her master's degree. She regularly writes a blog, Better By The Beat, to educate and empower the chronic illness community.
As an editor, Laurie’s universal goal is to create content that helps people cultivate and lead their best lives. When she's not editing for Bankrate, she enjoys reading, writing stories, blogging and exploring the beautiful outdoors of New York State.
Laurie wants you to know
My soon-to-be husband and I are planning to buy our first home after our wedding. To prepare, we’re researching and comparing mortgage lenders, establishing a house budget and saving up for a 20 percent down payment. We’re aiming to compare at least three mortgage lenders, specifically looking at APRs over basic interest rates, to find the best deal.
Laurie's recommended readings
- How to get a mortgage
- APR vs interest rate: What’s the difference?
- What is mortgage refinancing and how does it work?
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