Home Finance of America , one of the nation’s leading online mortgage banks, is proud to announce that they are offering a mortgage rate of 3.125% (APR 3.295%) for a mortgage fully amortizing in 30 years. The interest rate on this special loan program is fixed at 3.125% (APR 3.295%) for the first 5 years after settlement and is known throughout the mortgage industry as a 5/1 ARM. A 5/1 ARM fully amortizes in 30 years so like traditional a 30 year fixed rate mortgage so the resulting monthly payment is low. A 5/1 ARM has an initial fixed interest rate for the first 5 and may adjust once each year for the remaining 25 years of the loan. The initial fixed interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are significantly lower than those offered for 30 year fixed rate mortgages.
While Home Finance of America is currently offers the mortgage industry’s lowest 30 year fixed rate mortgage at 4.125% (APR 4.293%) a financially savvy borrower will in most cases find the 5/1 ARM is a better product. On a $200,000 5/1 ARM at Home Finance of America’s current rate of 3.125% (APR 3.295%) a borrower would save $112.55 each month in a 5/1 ARM as compared to the 30 year fixed at 4.125% (APR 4.293%). This saves the borrower $1,350.60 each year and $6,753.00 during the first 5 years of the loan when the interest rate is guaranteed not to change.
The perceived risk of an “adjustable” rate mortgage is much greater than the actual reality. The average life of an American mortgage is surprisingly only 6.5 years; subjecting the average 5/1 ARM to only 1.5 years of higher payment risk and only two rate adjustments. Moreover, the Fed is committed to keeping the short term interest rates that affect the indexes determining adjustable mortgage rates low indefinitely. There’s a good chance that in 5 years a borrower will see their adjustable rate drop or remain the same. The savings almost always outweigh the risks.
About Home Finance of America:
Home Finance of America is a direct mortgage lender and will lock-in low mortgage rates for borrowers at the time of the application. Home Finance of America currently holds an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. The privately held corporation has specialized in originating low rate residential loans to qualified borrowers since 1993. They are a national leader in online mortgage lending. Loan originators are available seven days a week by calling 1-800-358-5626.