Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) are home loans that offer a fixed-rate period from one to seven years before becoming annually adjustable up or down according to the benchmark rate. ARM loans are attractive to homebuyers who don’t plan to keep their house long-term or who want to take advantage of a lower introductory rate.
Benefits of an ARM Loan from CS Bank
- Potentially lower rate and payment in the introductory period
- Potential for the rate to adjust down, depending on the benchmark
- Can be refinanced into a conventional fixed-rate mortgage
How does an ARM Loan work?
Most ARM loans start out as a fixed-rate mortgage for an initial period of time. After that, the interest rate can adjust up or down according to the benchmark rate it’s linked to. There are usually caps on how much the rate can adjust in one year or over the lifetime of the loan.
ARM Loan Alternatives
If you’re looking for an affordable mortgage option, you may also want to consider an FHA loan, which offers relaxed credit standards for qualified buyers, or a VA loan, which provides up to 100% financing to qualified active service members and veterans.
Not sure if a variable rate mortgage is right for you? Contact the lending team at CS Bank!
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