What Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage?
Adjustable-rate mortgages have their own set of pros and cons. Learn what they are before you sign on the dotted line. Unlike a fixed-rate mortgage where the interest rate remains the same for the life of the loan, an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) has an interest rate that can increase or decrease several times during the mortgage term. ARM’s are riskier for the borrower, especially if interest rates take a significant uptick, but they are the right in many instances. Learn more about adjustable-rate mortgages and compare them to conventional fixed-rate mortgages before you start shopping for your dream home so that you go into the process with everything you need to know.
If You're Rejected for a Mortgage
If you’re application is rejected, don’t panic. There are many reasons you get rejected for a conforming mortgage: Debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is too high, Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio is too high, credit Score too low, missing or incorrect documents and bankruptcy.