For borrowers that plan to stay in their homes for a long time, fixed rate mortgages are one of the best options for a mortgage loan—including 10, 15, 20, and 30 year programs.
They are ideal for you if you are looking to build equity, through the purchase of a stable, traditional mortgage. Our loan team can develop a comprehensive spreadsheet that illustrates the difference in payments among the fixed-rate mortgage options. They will be discussed with the consumer to help determine the choice that best meets their needs.
Fixed Rate Mortgage Options
This option offers the benefit of the most stability. Many consumers select this option because it offers a consistent payment, that will never change. However, the interest rate is higher than shorter fixed-rate options. However, because payments are amortized over a longer time period, monthly payments are lower.
20-, 15-, and 10-Year Fixed
Borrowers that elect to purchase fixed-rate mortgages of a shorter duration, such as a 20-, 15-, or 10-year fixed-rate mortgage programs, pay higher monthly payments, but the interest rate is lower on these mortgages than on 30 -year mortgages