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Adjustable Rate Mortgage Terms

Many new home buyers are focused more on the affordability of their monthly payments today without enough focus on the future payments they may have to pay if their loan adjusts to a possibly higher rate sooner than expected. Sometimes borrowers will take a shorter term, adjustable rate term when a longer term adjustable rate […]

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Finding The Absolute Lowest Interest Rate

Where Do You Find The Lowest Interest Rate On Offer Today? Many factors play roles in determining home loan interest rates. Some of these things are structural and economic, and others are because of the terms that you accept when you take out a new home loan. The Prime Interest Rate The prime rate is the lowest […]

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Get Ready For The Bump When Your ARM Adjusts!

The Day Has Arrived That day that you thought was far off in the future when you signed for your adjustable rate mortgage has come. Yes, it’s time for your interest rate to adjust and you don’t know what to expect. Perhaps you secured a low initial rate by going with the ARM or you planned […]

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Do Adjustable Rates Make Home Loans Dangerous?

Adjustable rate mortgages or ARMs are home loans where your payments change with the state of the economy, to reflect changing interest rates. A typical ARM has a period fixed for five years and then adjusting annually after that. The hazard for ARMs is that, if the economic conditions are right, they can become very […]

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Jumbo Loans Unlock Dream Homes

Financing A Worldly Paradise If price were no limit what kind of house would you buy? If you look around at your local housing markets from this point of view, it’s incredible what you can purchase with sums of money that are not that far out from the typical home loan. If you have excellent […]

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Fixed Rate Vs Adjustable Rate Mortgages

There are many ways that you could structure a home loan payment but there are some that are more popular and well known than others. Overall, they fall into one of two main categories defined by the terms of the interest payment: Fixed interest rates throughout the term of the loan and adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs). […]

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Option ARM: What is it and How Do I Recognize One?

Option ARMs are a footnote in mortgage history as they aren’t offered anymore. They were controversial instruments that could result in negative amortization, one of many issues that contributed to the mortgage crash a few years ago. We present this information for those that may have heard about Option ARMs and wanted to understand more […]

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Libor ARMs: What are They and Why Select One?

A Libor based mortgage is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) in which the interest rate is tied to an index known as the Libor index. The term ‘LIBOR’ refers to the London Interbank Offered Rate, which is the interest rate at which a group of major London banks borrow money from each other. It is […]

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Mortgage Basics: Hybrid ARM (Fixed-Period ARM)

Mortgage terminology is often confusing to people and the hybrid ARM, or fixed period ARM (adjustable rate mortgage,) is a good example. In fact, it would be fair to say that most people do not understand many of the terms used by mortgage lenders, and tend to blanche when the term ‘hybrid’ is used in […]

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Adjustable Rate vs Fixed Rate Mortgage Basics

Adjustable Rate Mortgage Basics: ARM or Fixed Rate? With an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) you pay a fixed rate of interest on your mortgage for a specified period, after which the rate adjusts until the term of the loan is complete. The initial monthly payments will generally be lower than those with a fixed interest […]

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