One phrase you’ll see repeatedly if you're buying a home is “annual percentage rate” or APR. But what does that mean?
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An annual percentage rate (APR) is the amount you’ll pay in interest plus extra fees. Essentially, this amounts to the annual price for borrowing money from your lender.