Find out if Adjustable Rate Mortgages(ARMs) is the right loan for you

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Conventional “Adjustable Rate” Mortgage

Adjustable Rate Mortgages(ARMs)

Conventional “Adjustable Rate” Mortgage

Are 30-years home loans that have interest rates and payments that change periodically (i.e. monthly, semi-annually or annually).

Adjustable-rate mortgages have low starting interest rates and payments, usually lower than current fixed rate loans, and then adjust based upon the movement of the underlying interest rate index.

A “conventional” adjustable-rate mortgage means any commonly available adjustable-rate mortgage that is not issued or guaranteed by the federal government.

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Pros

  • Initial payments are typically lower than fixed rate mortgage thus making payments initially more affordable.
  • If borrower expects to keep loan for only 3-5 years, or if the general interest rate market is expected to decline over the short-term, an adjustable-rate mortgage may be less expensive than a fixed rate mortgage.
  • Periodic rate adjustments and maximum interest rate are capped.
  • Loan pays off in full by the end of the term – no balloon payment at end.
  • Loans are readily available from many sources in the market (i.e. Banks, Mortgage Companies, Savings & Loans, Credit Unions).

Cons

  • Monthly payments will change (increase) making it more challenging to plan and budget monthly expenses.
  • Interest rate and payments will change periodically, and could rise substantially May exceed payment level of a fixed rate mortgage.
  • Require good borrower qualifications – good credit, steady income and larger down payment/ more equity.
  • Qualification is based upon current “fully adjusted rate” not starting rate.
  • Requires full principal and interest payment each month.
  • Requires larger equity percentage if borrower want to access equity via a Cash-out Refinance -limited to 80% of the value of the property less existing liens.
  • Requires full loan application, borrower documentation and appraisal, and may take 30-45 days to obtain funds.
  • Up front closing cost and fees are higher than similar government loans.
  • Can not be used on properties currently under construction.