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What are discount points on a mortgage?

Points (also known as discount points and mortgage points) are a way to lower the interest rate on your home loan by agreeing to pay more at closing. One mortgage point is equal to 1% of the mortgage amount and can lower your interest rate by up to 0.25%. The more points you pay, the lower your payment and rate will be. Points are the inverse of credits. Read this article to learn more about mortgage discount points and their costs to you.