My Mortgage Is Adjusting Up Too Much!
"My adjustable rate mortgage is adjusting up way too much!"
Thats a complaint Loan Officers are hearing a lot lately. Youre not alone. Different estimates are that between 500 billion and 1 trillion dollars of adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are set to adjust by the end of next year.
Some good news - your ARM, as opposed to a fixed rate mortgage, has almost definitely saved you thousands of dollars in interest over the last few years. Congratulations!
Stop the "PAYMENT SHOCK" Blues and look into a Fixed rate until the trend of Adjustable Rates has settled.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages which are approaching the end of their fixed rate period will continue to adjust upwards so long as market interest rates continue on their upward trend. Many borrowers with adjustable rate mortgages who don't like the idea of their payments going up are seeking the security of refinancing into a fixed rate mortgage. Don't wait until you miss a payment to refinance your adjustable rate ARM mortgage. Lock in a low fixed rate today.
Some homeowners in areas that have seen property values plummet that purchased their homes with 100% financing and ARM mortgages may find it difficult to refinance their mortgage. There are 125% equity programs that may help you if you are in this situation, the best thing to do is to contact me at 415-617-5448 or [email protected] to discuss your situation and help find a solution for you.
Another feature of the adjustable rate loan should be noted: commonly, adjustable rate loans are assumable by a creditworthy buyer. In other words, having an assumable loan might make it easier for you to sell your home in the future; if the buyer wants to take on your existing assumable loan.
If your mortgage rate is adjusting too much then it may be time to look into refinancing your mortgage loan. You can explore the options of refinancing your mortgage into a fixed rate mortgage to stop the loan from ever adjusting over the life of the loan or you can even look into refinancing your mortgage loan into another adjustable rate mortgage. Refinancing your mortgage into another adjustable rate mortgage will provide you with the lowest rate for your situation again and a rate that is fixed for a short term. Either option can provide you with the financing you need and get you away from the home loan that is currently adjusting by leaps and bounds.
For some people, interest rates are going up 3-4% once their adjustable rate mortgage adjusts. This is resulting in a payment increase of anywhere between $100 and $500 a month, possibly more depending on the size of your loan. A good, experienced loan officer can help you sort through your options.