Adjustable Rate
Mortgages (ARM)

Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)

An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is a loan term option with interest rates that can change periodically after the initial fixed-rate period. After this introductory period, monthly payments are susceptible to increases or decreases based on market fluctuations, which can also affect the monthly payment.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)

Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) are designed for those individuals who aren’t planning on staying in their home for more than seven years. It is also designed for those who are anticipating an increase in their income later on down the line. Because these loans have a monthly payment that can fluctuate from one month to the next with the changing interest rate, they aren’t designed for everyone. However, they often come with an initial period where the interest rate doesn’t change. Then, they are followed by an extended period of time where the rates fluctuate at preset intervals. Because of this, they are best for those who don’t plan on staying in the home for long or expect a hike in their income..

With an adjustable rate mortgage loan, the interest rate starts out far lower than that of a fixed-rate mortgage. This can help you save money on the cost of your mortgage each month, which is great for those just starting out with their first home. After the initial fixed-rate period is over, there is a chance that the interest rate could go even less, meaning that your monthly payment could go less than what it already was. However, the interest rate can also increase, causing your monthly payment to increase.

Because the interest rates can vary so widely, you need to spend time speaking with your Loan Officer to determine if this is the right loan for you. Priority Financial Network can go over all of the specifics to help you determine if your finances and situation are going to be able to accommodate this particular type of loan.

Types of Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Hybrid ARM (5/1 ARM, 7/1 ARM, 10/1 ARM) Get the best of both worlds with a loan that gives low-interest rates with fixed payments for the first few years (5-year, 7-year or 10-year periods) and then changes to an adjustable rate mortgage for the remainder of the loan. If your plan is to move or refinance before the loan adjust then this could be the kind of home loan you are looking for. Why second guess the kind of loan that fits your needs when you can easily schedule your free Fixed Period ARM consultation with a trusted Priority Financial Network loan officer? Call (818) 223-9999 or Click Here

Adjustable Rate Mortgages