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If you have a strong credit score and can afford to make a sizable down payment, a conventional mortgage is probably your best pick. The 30-year, fixed-rate conventional mortgage is the most popular choice for homebuyers.
Jumbo mortgages are home loan products that fall outside FHFA borrowing limits. Jumbo loans are more common in higher-cost areas such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and the state of Hawaii, where home prices are often on the higher end.
Fixed-rate mortgages maintain the same interest rate over the life of your loan, which means your monthly mortgage payment always stays the same. Fixed loans typically come in terms of 15 years or 30 years, although some lenders allow borrowers to pick any term between eight and 30 years.
If you want to build a home, a construction loan can be a good choice. You can decide whether to get a separate construction loan for the project and a separate mortgage to pay it off. A construction-to-permanent loan, which merges construction costs and financing into a single loan product, is also an option.Both options typically require a higher down payment and proof that you can afford the monthly payments.
Mortgage rates valid as of date/time and assume borrower has excellent credit (including a credit score of 740 or higher). Estimated monthly payments shown include principal, interest and (if applicable) any required mortgage insurance. ARM interest rates and payments are subject to increase after the initial fixed-rate period (5 years for a 5y/6m ARM, 7 years for a 7y/6m ARM and 10 years for a 10y/6m ARM; the 6m shows that the interest rate is subject to adjustment once every six months thereafter). Select the About ARM rates link for important information, including estimated payments and rate adjustments
The annual cost of a loan to a borrower. Like an interest rate, an APR is expressed as a percentage. Unlike an interest rate, however, it includes other charges or fees (such as mortgage insurance, most closing costs, points and loan origination fees) to reflect the total cost of the loan.
An amount paid to the lender, typically at closing, in order to lower the interest rate. Also known as mortgage points or discount points. One point equals one percent of the loan amount (for example, 2 points on a $100,000 mortgage would equal $2,000).
The estimated monthly payment includes principal, interest and any required mortgage insurance (for borrowers with less than a 20% down payment). The payment displayed does not include amounts for hazard insurance or property taxes which will result in a higher actual monthly payment. If you have an adjustable-rate loan, your monthly payment may change once every six months (after the initial period) based on any increase or decrease in the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) index, published daily by the New York Fed. Note: Bank of America is not affiliated with the New York Fed. The New York Fed does not sanction, endorse, or recommend any products or services offered by Bank of America.
Also called a variable-rate mortgage, an adjustable-rate mortgage has an interest rate that may change periodically during the life of the loan in accordance with changes in an index such as the U.S. Treasury-Index (T-Bill) or the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) published daily by the New York Fed. Bank of America ARMs generally use SOFR as the basis for ARM interest rate adjustments. Note: Bank of America is not affiliated with the New York Fed. The New York Fed does not sanction, endorse, or recommend any products or services offered by Bank of America.
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Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) offer less predictability but may be cheaper in the short term. You may want to consider this option if, for example, you plan to move again within the initial fixed period of an ARM. In this case, future rate adjustments may not affect you. However, if you end up staying in your house longer than expected, you may end up paying a lot more. In the later years of an ARM, your interest rate changes based on the market, and your monthly principal and interest payment could go up a lot, even double. Learn more
ARMs include specific rules that dictate how your mortgage works. These rules control how your rate is calculated and how much your rate and payment can adjust. Not all lenders follow the same rules, so ask questions to make sure you understand how these rules work.
A conforming loan refers to a conventional mortgage that can be purchased by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. For one of these institutions to purchase the mortgage from your lender, the loan must meet basic qualifications set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). These loan requirements include the following:
A fixed-rate mortgage has the same interest rate and principal/interest payment throughout the duration of the loan. The amount you pay per month may fluctuate due to changes in property tax and insurance rates, but for the most part, fixed-rate mortgages offer you a very predictable monthly payment.
USDA loans are insured by the United States Department of Agriculture. USDA loans have lower mortgage insurance requirements than FHA loans and can allow you to buy a home with no money down. You must meet income requirements and buy a home in a suburban or rural area in order to qualify for a USDA loan. Rocket Mortgage does not currently offer USDA loans.
Prospective home buyers have a lot to consider when choosing from the different types of mortgage loans available. Your credit score, income, debt and property location all influence the home buying process and type of mortgages you can get. Start the mortgage application process to find a personalized solution that best fits your situation.
A mortgage is a type of loan that is used to buy or refinance a home or property. There are many types of mortgage loans, but it's easy to understand their unique features and benefits with a useful mortgage comparison. Knowing the differences between the types of mortgages can help you prepare to apply for a mortgage loan when you find a home or property you love.
Lenders will typically loan mortgages to borrowers based on a variety of qualifying factors that can include credit score, debt to income ratio and credit history. You can strengthen your ability to qualify for a mortgage by monitoring your credit score and take steps to get your score as high as possible prior to applying for a mortgage.
The rates shown above assume you have a FICO Score of 740+ and at least 25% equity for a conventional fixed-rate loan, an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loan or a jumbo loan, at least 3.5% equity for an FHA loan and no equity for a VA loan. They also assume the loan is for a single-family home as your primary residence and you will purchase up to one mortgage point. Mortgage points, or discount points, are a form of prepaid interest you can choose to pay up front in exchange for a lower interest rate and monthly payment. One mortgage point is equal to about 1% of your total loan amount, so on a $250,000 loan, one point would cost you about $2,500. Connect with a mortgage loan officer to learn more about mortgage points.
Annual percentage rate (APR) represents the true yearly cost of your loan, including any fees or costs in addition to the actual interest you pay to the lender. The APR may be increased after the closing date for adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loans.
Estimated monthly payment and APR calculation are based on a down payment of 25% and borrower-paid finance charges of 0.862% of the base loan amount. If the down payment is less than 20%, mortgage insurance may be required, which could increase the monthly payment and the APR. Estimated monthly payment does not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums and the actual payment obligation will be greater.
To lock a rate, you must submit an application to U.S. Bank and receive confirmation from a mortgage loan officer that your rate is locked. An application can be made by calling 888-291-2334, by starting it online or by meeting with a mortgage loan officer.
Estimated monthly payment and APR calculation are based on a down payment of 3.5% and borrower-paid finance charges of 0.862% of the base loan amount. Estimated monthly payment and APR assumes that the upfront mortgage insurance premium of $4,644 is financed into the loan amount. The estimated monthly payment shown here does not include the FHA-required monthly mortgage insurance premium, taxes and insurance premiums, and the actual payment obligation will be greater. 041b061a72