The rate you'll receive on a mortgage depends on several variables: your credit score, the loan type, loan amount, points, location and down payment. And when it comes to mortgage products, the shorter the loan term, the less you'll pay in interest over the life of the loan. Longer loans - like 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, for example - typically come with higher rates and steeper interest costs. But the monthly payments are lower than for shorter-term products, like 15-year loans. A 30-year loan will cost less each month than a 15-year mortgage with the same loan balance because the payoff horizon is spread over 15 more years. The type of loan product you choose will depend on what you can afford monthly in principal, interest, property taxes, insurance and other costs. We would love to help you with your next home sell or purchase!