First time buyer here so I'm a bit ignorant on how these things work. I've got a 730 credit score and make $75k before bonuses. I'm looking to buy a $200k house and put 10% or 15% down (I have cash reserved for improvements to the property). I also have zero debt.
Local lenders are offering 4.5% which seems high. Online I'm getting quotes of 3.68% (SmartMortgage which I got through lending tree). Is there any reason I wouldn't just go with the lower rate?
I'm in Houston TX.
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