Home sellers have lots of options when is time to sell their properties, however there is no magic formula that will guarantee in achieving the best and highest price possible for their homes. This is why I like to partner with my clients to guide them through the complexities of selling their homes. I assembled a team of true professionals with experience, dedication and strong communication skills to help ensure a successful and profitable sale of your home. 

 

Today, we'll talk about Considering an Adjustable Rate Mortgage When Interest Rates Are On The Rise

 

Buying a home is a big investment for most people. There are many factors to consider when buying a house, but one of the biggest decisions is whether to get an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

With rates rising, Adjustable Rate Mortgages will be even more popular. 

 

 

 ARM's are often confusing because of the interest rates and the way they can change at anytime. It is important to know what to look for in an ARM, as well as how to negotiate the best deal possible. The question should be addresses to the lender. What has to happen for my rate to adjust automatically? 

 

When looking at an ARM, there are a few things to keep in mind. The most important thing is that the interest rate will change over the life of the loan. 

 

The second thing to remember is that the ARM has a lower initial interest rate than a traditional fixed-rate mortgage. Precisely the reason why ARM's become popular when higher interest rates are prevailing.

 

A common misconception is that ARMs are only used by people who are planning to move in just a few short years. This is not true, ARM's are very popular with people who are staying in their homes longer. In fact, it is common for people to use an ARM for 10 or 15 years. 

 

Studies have shown, not too many people live in the same house for 10 to 15 years. For that reason, an ARM loan could save them money  while having the option to pay off the balance early.  

 

It is also important to note that ARM's do not necessarily mean you will pay more in the long run.  For example, if you plan to stay in your home for 5 or 10 years, it could save you thousands of dollars because you've elected an ARM instead of a 30-year fixed-interest loan. 

 

If you are considering an ARM, it is important to remember that it is a good option if you are planning to stay in your home for just a few years. However, if you are planning to stay in your new home for a long time, then you may want to choose a traditional fixed-rate loan.

 

Always consult with your real estate agent about your home inspection results and the options you have inside the sales contract that you've signed. 

 

To purchase your dream home or a great foreclosure property, is about being educated, thorough and patient with the process. The most important aspect of finding the perfect home is working with a real estate agent who is highly skilled in negotiation and understanding of your expectations!  

 

For more information or assistance to help you find a home in the Las Vegas and Henderson area please call us at 702–845–8540