Mortgage Options

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C2 Financial Albany, CA Branch NMLS#: 1899037 | DRE #01821925

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WHICH LOAN IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

It’s important to know all of your loan options.  The table below shows the different loan options and their pros  and cons. 

Please contact us with any questions. This is a quick guide on your loan option, however, we can answer any specific questions you may have. An informed mind makes the best decision. We’re here to help.

MORTGAGE OPTIONS

Mortgage Options based on the number of years you plan to stay in your home

  • 1-3 years:  3/1 ARM, 1 year ARM or 6 month ARM
  • 3-5 years: 5/1 ARM
  • 5-7 years: 7/1 ARM
  • 7-10 years: 10/1 ARM, 30 year fixed or 15 year fixed
  • 10+: 30 year fixed or 15 year fixed

MORTGAGE PROGRAMS

Fixed Rate Mortgages

  • 30 Year fixed
  • 15 Year fixed
  • Monthly payments are fixed over the life of the loan
  • Interest rate does not change
  • protected if rates go up can refinance if rates go down
  • Higher interest rate
  • Higher mortgage payments
  • Rate does not drop if interest rates improve

Adjustable Rate Mortgages

  • 10/1 ARM
  • 7/1 ARM
  • 3/1 ARM
  • 1 year ARM
  • 6 month ARM
  • 1 month  ARM
  • Lower initial monthly payment
  • Lower payment over a shorter period time
  • Rates and payments may go down if rates improve
  • May qualify for higher loan amounts
  • More risk
  • Payments may change over time
  • Potential for high payments if rates go up

Balloon Mortgages

  • 7 year
  • 5 year
  • Lower initial monthly payment
  • Lower payment over a shorter period of time
  • Many balloon mortgages offer the option to convert a new loan after the initial term
  • Risk of rates being higher at the end of the initial fixed period
  • Risk of foreclosure if you cannot make balloon payment or if you cannot refinance or if you cannot exercise the conversion option

First Time Buyers

  • Lower Down payment
  • Easier to qualify
  • Sometimes you may get lower rates
  • May be subject to income and property value limitations
  • Some programs which have government subsidies may have a recapture tax if you sell the house too early

Stated Income Programs

  • Don’t need to verify income
  • Faster approval
  • Higher rates
  • Higher payments

No Point, No Fee Programs

  • No closing costs
  • Less money required to close
  • Higher rates
  • Higher payments

Imperfect Credit Programs

  • Potential for reestablishing credit if you pay your mortgage on time
  • When used for debt consolidation, you may be able to reduce your monthly debt payment
  • Higher rates
  • Terms may not be as favorable
  • Harder to get long term fixed loans
  • Loans may have prepayment penalties

Home Equity Line Of Credit

  • You only borrow what you need
  • Pay interest only on what you borrow
  • Flexible access to funds
  • Interest may be tax deductible
  • Rates can change, max rates are normally high
  • Payments can change
  • Harder to refinance your first mortgage

Home Equity Fixed Loan

  • Fixed payments
  • Interest may be tax deductible
  • Higher interest rates than on 1st mortgages
  • Harder to refinance 1st mortgage