Home Loans: A Call to ARMS?


With mortgage rates remaining at historic lows the spread between a fixed rate mortgage and an adjustable rate mortgage is on track for being the widest its been in 8 years. What this means to borrowers is that it may make sense to consider an adjustable rate mortgage, especially if the plan is to stay in the home for no more than 5 years. By committing to a 5/1 ARM, you will be getting the benefit a considerably lower initial interest rate for the first 5 years of the loan. The savings in interest can be considerable. This Wall Street Journal article further explains why this kind of mortgage is looking more and more like a good deal for many.Read more


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