Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)

5 Things You Need to Know About a 5/1 ARM

There are a number of different types of mortgages. Keeping them all straight can be confusing. Which kind is the best for you? Which one will cost you the least amount of money? Well, the two most basic types of mortgage are fixed rate and adjustable rate. A fixed rate mortgage sets your loan at one particular interest rate, which doesn’t change over the entire course of the mortgage. An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) can have its interest rate raised or lowered at certain times, based on the fluctuations of interest rates in general.

If you’re getting a mortgage when interest rates are especially low, a fixed rate mortgage is a good option, as it will allow you to lock in the lower rate and not have to worry when they start to rise again. An ARM is a better option when rates are higher, as you can have the opportunity to lower your rate later on. (more…)

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Adjustable Rate v. Fixed Rate Mortgages

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Rate Mortgage-Paramount Equity®If you can place yourself in the enviable position of applying for a mortgage for your own home, count your blessings. Credit is tight right now and current homeowners can typically only refinance their mortgage loan. They certainly don’t have any chance of selling their home at a profit.

Banks Are in Hot Water

A few bad apples can certainly ruin a harvest. For many years, the banking community pushed adjustable rate mortgages on applicants that could ill afford any mortgage at all. These shenanigans set off the housing market meltdown that is responsible for starting the global economic chaos.

Take care and due your homework to accept the best situation possible. A source (more…)

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Is a 5-Year ARM Right For You?

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5 yr arm - Paramount Equity®While it is not as easy to qualify for a mortgage today as it might have been five or six years ago, there are still plenty of options available for homebuyers looking to finance a house.

A borrower with excellent credit has a wide array of different types of mortgage products from which to choose. There are the traditional 30 and 15 year fixed loans. There are variable loans and loans that have a balloon payment. While each individual buyer must evaluate the appropriateness of a given type of loan based on their own personal circumstances, in many cases, it makes sense to seek an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM).

An adjustable rate mortgage usually starts out several points below a traditional fixed-rate mortgage. The interest rate is kept low for a period of time and then is allowed to adjust to reflect the current interest rate environment at the time. (more…)

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Why is Your Mortgage a 30-Year?

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Many people who buy houses get 30-year fixed mortgages to make the purchase, because they are considered to be the industry standard. If you’re not planning on being in your house for 30 years, why is your mortgage a 30-year loan? In reality, you may not need to get the traditional 30-year fixed mortgage to buy your house.

Using ARMS for Short Term Home Ownership

If you plan on selling your house at some point in their future, it may not make sense to get a traditional 30-year fixed mortgage. One alternative is an adjustable-rate mortgage or an ARM. (more…)

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