Hybrid ARM mortgages, also called fixed-period ARMs, combine features of both fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages. A hybrid loan starts out with an interest rate that is fixed for a period of years (usually 3, 5, 7 or 10). Then, the loan converts to an ARM for a set number of years. An example would be a 30-year hybrid with a fixed rate for seven years and an adjustable rate for 23 years.
The beauty of a fixed-period ARM is that the initial interest rate for the fixed period of the loan is lower than the rate would be on a mortgage that's fixed for 30 years, sometimes significantly. Hence you can enjoy a lower rate while having period of stability for your payments. A typical one-year ARM on the other hand, goes to a new rate every year, starting 12 months after the loan is taken out. So while the starting rate on ARMs is considerably lower than on a standard mortgage, they carry the risk of future hikes.
Homeowners can get a hybrid and hope to refinance as the initial term expires. These types of loans are best for people who do not intend to live long in their homes. By getting a lower rate and lower monthly payments than with a 30- or 15-year loan, they can break even more quickly on refinancing costs, such as title insurance and the appraisal fee. Since the monthly payment will be lower, borrowers can make extra payments and pay off the loan early, saving thousands during the years they have the loan.
We've been helping customers afford the home of their dreams for many years and we love what we do.
Company NMLS: 328527
CalDRE Company Lic: 01131611
Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans, Inc. is not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA or the Federal Government. This material is not from HUD or FHA and has not been approved by HUD or any government agency.
4015 Pacific Coast HWY, Suite 202
Torrance, California 90505
Phone: (310) 214-9299
Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows pac1st.com to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner on the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.
Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans website fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on Pacific First Financial Real Estate Loans website or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact us by sending an email to: email@example.com