Should I Use An Adjustable Rate Mortgage To Finance My Home?



When you purchase or refinance your home, in your quest to find the best mortgage rates, you may may be offered an adjustable rate mortgage as an option to a fixed rate mortgage. Your mortgage officer may suggest an adjustable rate because the initial interest rate will be lower, making the monthly payment lower than […]

Don’t worry about adjustable-rate mortgages, experts say



Housing analysts have raised concerns that borrowers are becoming increasingly reckless when taking out so-called adjustable-rate mortgages, similar to the way they were abused in the years before the Great Recession more than a decade ago. The problem is that borrowers are asking for much higher loan amounts than they have been in recent years. […]

Adjustable-rate mortgages grow more popular in expensive markets



More buyers are opting for adjustable-rate mortgages in order to cut costs amid rising interest rates, new data from CoreLogic shows. They’re doing so even as the potential savings between a fixed-rate mortgage and an ARM get narrower. According to Freddie Mac data, the average rate on both a 30-year fixed rate mortgage and a […]

Buyers are going all-out to win bidding wars



What with buyer demand reaching epic levels amid the ongoing housing inventory crisis, some shoppers are stretching their budgets to the max.