Fixed-rate loans are a great option if you want a monthly payment that won’t change. A fixed interest rate means your rate stays the same for the life of the loan – so your payment will only change if your taxes or insurance premiums do. Many of our clients opt for 30- or 15-year fixed-rate loans.
Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) offer lower rates than some other loan types. ARMs are a great option if you expect to sell your house or refinance before the initial fixed-rate period ends. A popular ARM is the 5-year ARM, which is a 30-year mortgage with an initial fixed-rate period of five years.