When is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage a Good Option?
Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARMs) begin with a fixed interest rate and then adjust up or down after the initial term. ARMs are a good option for buyers who don’t plan to stay in their home for more than 5 years and want to keep their monthly payment low.
ARM products contain 2 numbers. The first is the number of years the interest rate remains fixed. The second is the number of years between interest rate changes after the initial fixed term. For example, a 5/5 ARM would have the same interest rate for the first 5 years, and then the rate would adjust every 5 years.
- Low initial fixed rate
- No Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) for most loans
- Refinance options available
|Loan Type||Interest Rates As Low As||Discount Points||APR As Low As||First Cap||Subsequent Cap||Lifetime Cap|
|5/5 Conforming ARM||3.000%||0.250||4.011%||2.00%||2.00%||5.00%|
The interest rate above shows the option of purchasing discount points to lower a loan's interest rate and monthly payment. One point amounts to 1% of the loan amount and is paid at closing. Points don't always have to be round numbers. Purchasing 1.5 points would cost $3,000 on a $200,000 mortgage.
Contact us at 1-888-842-6328 to learn more about other available ARM loan types, like the 3/1, 5/1 and 3/5 options.
|Year||Interest Rate||APR||Monthly Payment|
|Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater.|
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1 Adjustable Rate Mortgages are variable, and your Annual Percentage Rate (APR) may increase after the original fixed-rate period. The First Adjusted Payments displayed are based on the current Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) index, plus the margin (fully indexed rate) as of the stated effective date rounded to nearest 1/8th of one percent. ↵
2 This rate offer is effective 1/31/2019 and subject to change. Rates based on creditworthiness, so your rate may differ. All loans subject to credit approval. Rates quoted require a loan origination fee of 1.00%, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in interest rate. Many of these programs carry discount points, which may impact your rate. ↵
3 The cash-back bonus is offered in most states and is available for individual sales and purchases of property; offer limited to one cash-back bonus per property with no limit on the amount of times you may use the program. In some states, a gift card or commission credit at closing may be provided in lieu of the cash-back bonus. The program is not available in IA or outside the U.S. Cash-back bonus is not available in AK, LA or OK. In KS and TN, a gift card with pre-loaded points that are ready for spending at specified retail establishments after closing will be issued. State regulations in KS limit the dollar amounts and the type of incentive. In MS, NJ and OR, a commission reduction may be available at closing. Please check with the program coordinator for details. This is not a solicitation if you are already represented by a real estate broker. The cash-back bonus is only available with the purchase or sale of your home through the use of a program-referred and -approved real estate agent. All real estate transactions are negotiable. Standard listing fees apply. Contact RealtyPlus for terms and conditions. ↵