Why did my mortgage payment increase?

The payment amount may have changed for several reasons, such as:

  • Escrow: If your mortgage is escrowed, the monthly payment may change to reflect increases or decreases in taxes and/or insurance.
  • Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM): The interest rate charged may increase or decrease at a specific time and periodically, as agreed upon at the inception of your loan.
  • Interest-only mortgages: These allow you to only pay interest on the loan for a preset, very specific amount of time. Once that time has elapsed, you’ll be responsible for making full payments, including the principal.
  • Buy-down clause: If the terms of your mortgage include a buy-down clause for a specific period where the interest rate is subsidized by a third party, your payments could change. Over time, payments adjust so that you pay an increasing percentage of the original interest rate as defined in your loan.

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