Yes. At Greater Alliance, there are no prepayment penalties for paying off your loan faster than your payment schedule. In fact, it’s a great way to save on interest over the long run.
Should I be worried that my payment on an ARM mortgage will go up dramatically after a certain time?
With an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), monthly payments can change after a specific amount of time, according to your loan structure. However, Greater Alliance ARMs have a cap to prevent a drastic payment increase. Talk with a Greater Alliance home loan specialist to make sure you understand how your payment can change over time.
The shorter the loan term, the less you will pay in interest over the long run, but the larger the monthly payment will be. Keep in mind that even with a Greater Alliance 30-year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Loan, there are no penalties for paying ahead of your payment schedule, so choosing a 30-year loan but making larger-than-scheduled payments could […]
Fixed-rate loans provide peace-of-mind from knowing your rate is locked in for your entire 15- or 30-year term – your monthly payment won’t change. Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM) have lower payments in the beginning so you can take care of other necessary expenses, like furniture for your new home.
An evaluation of the property to find out if there are any problems with it that could change its value. The inspection also helps you decide if there are any items that you want the seller to repair before the final contract is signed. The inspector prepares a detailed report indicating any problems found, after […]
Private Mortgage Insurance – Insurance the buyer carries to guarantee that the lender is paid off if the buyer defaults on a mortgage. It’s required for all mortgages with less than a 20% down payment. The exact amount depends on the amount of the loan and the size of the down payment.
Points are finance charges paid to the lender as part of the closing costs. Each point equals 1% of your total mortgage loan. Points can be negotiable and are sometimes tied to your interest rate. Paying more points to get a lower interest rate may be a good idea if you plan to take a […]