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Mortgage Origination and Discount Points: Understanding the Basics

What Are Mortgage Points? A mortgage point is a percentage-based fee paid at closing. Each point is equivalent to 1 percent of your total loan amount. For example, on a $100,000 mortgage, one point would cost you $1,000. There are two types of mortgage points to consider: origination points and discount points. Origination points cover the costs incurred by …