If you plan to sell your home or pay off your mortgage within 10 years, then a 10-year ARM may be right for you. Rates on ARMs are usually lower than rates on comparable fixed-rate mortgages, so their monthly mortgage payments are lower. The 10-year ARM offers these lower rates and the predictability of a fixed-rate mortgage for the first 10 years.
If you’re not going to move or pay off your loan within 10 years, then you need to consider the risk involved with an ARM. After the initial 10-year period, the rate on your loan will adjust in line with an index rate. When that rate goes up, so will your interest rate and your monthly mortgage payment. A 10-year ARM may still be right for you if you can afford fluctuations in your monthly mortgage payment. Keep in mind, though, that it’s difficult to predict market or life changes.
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