Option Adjustable Rate Mortgages

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option-adjustable-rate-mortgagesOption adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) give you the option of making different mortgage payments each month, including the traditional payment of principal and interest, an interest only payment or a minimum mortgage payment which can be less than the amount of interest due that month.

The last payment option can be dangerous of not used properly because the amount of any interest you do not pay will be added to your mortgage balance, increasing the total amount you owe and increasing your future monthly mortgage payments. This process is called negative amortization.
Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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30 yr fixed refi in 23223, All points, Credit score: 740+     Sort by:
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APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.319
4.250
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.100 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $2,140
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.356
4.125
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,453.95
Fees in APR: $5,141
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Capital Bank N.A.
Capital Bank N.A.
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300000
Refinance
4.398
4.375
USD
Capital Bank N.A. Logo
NMLS # 401599
State Lic # 401599
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $818
 
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC
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300000
Refinance
4.450
4.450
USD
Commonwealth Mortgage, LLC Logo
NMLS # 1023
State Lic # MC-5814
(877) 330-6018
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,511.16
Fees in APR: None
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30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.306
4.250
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,475.82
Fees in APR: $1,995
 
30 yr fixed Mortgage Loan from ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank
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300000
Refinance
4.246
3.875
USD
ConsumerDirect Mortgage, a division of First Bank Logo
NMLS # 472433
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,410.71
Fees in APR: $7,084
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Bank of America
Bank of America
300000
Refinance
4.493
4.375
USD
Bank of America
4.493%
8/15/2018
4.375%
at 0.946 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,497.86
Fees in APR: $1,289
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Fulton Bank, NA
Fulton Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.790
4.750
USD
Fulton Bank, NA
4.790%
8/14/2018
4.750%
at 0.125 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,564.94
Fees in APR: $1,007
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from TD Bank, NA
TD Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.528
4.500
USD
TD Bank, NA
4.528%
8/17/2018
4.500%
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,520.06
Fees in APR: $982
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Citizens Bank, NA
Citizens Bank, NA
300000
Refinance
4.687
4.625
USD
Citizens Bank, NA
4.687%
8/17/2018
4.625%
at 0.250 pts
60 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,408
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Langley FCU
Langley FCU
300000
Refinance
4.889
4.875
USD
Langley FCU
4.889%
8/17/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $495
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from The Fidelity Bank
The Fidelity Bank
300000
Refinance
4.900
4.875
USD
The Fidelity Bank
4.900%
8/17/2018
4.875%
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,587.62
Fees in APR: $863
 
 
30 yr fixed mtg refi Mortgage Loan from Virginia Credit Union
Virginia Credit Union
300000
Refinance
4.771
4.625
USD
Virginia Credit Union
4.771%
8/14/2018
4.625%
at 1.125 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,542.42
Fees in APR: $1,650
 
 

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The interest rate on a option ARMs are usually very low for the first few months or first year, sometimes this rate is referred to as the "teaser rate". Your monthly mortgage payments are also lower during the initial period because the mortgage rate is lower. After the initial teaser rate period has ended, the interest rate rises to an interest rate closer to the market rate for mortgages at the time and your mortgage payments also rises.

Option ARMs were originally created for people who expected their income to increase in the future, making it possible for them to afford a larger home now instead of waiting until their income increased in the future. Unfortunately, over the past few years, option ARMs were also marketed and written for people who couldn't afford payments when the initial interest rate period ended. This practice extended the housing boom but has also make the housing bust even worse than it would have been. In fact, some real estate professionals say another wave of foreclosures is on it's way because of option ARMs.
 
Author: Brian McKay
May 6th, 2009