First there was Monday. Then came Tuesday. Now it’s Wednesday. These are tested and scientifically proven facts. And around here, Wednesday means one thing – it’s Watch-It Wednesday! Our weekly video blog where we answer your mortgage questions. This week, Matt Stoffer tells us about different types of adjustable rate mortgages. Drop some knowledge on us, Matt!

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Video Transcription:

Hi, I’m Matt Stoffer – Vice President of Quicken Loans Web Center in Scottsdale Arizona.  And I wanted to take a moment of your time and talk to you about the adjustable rate mortgage, also known as the ARM. The two most popular varities of the product are the 5-year and 7-year adjustable rate mortgage. What that means is  you’ll have a fixed rate for 5 full years – or 60 months – if you choose the 5-year option.  Or you’ll have a fixed rate for 7 years – or 84 full months – if you choose the 7-year option.

I recently bought a home in Scottsdale, Arizona, with my wife, and we chose a 7-year ARM.  And that rate is going to be locked in until 2018 giving me the comfort that I’m not gonna have to worry about my rate changing – giving my wife the same comfort.  It’s a fantastic product and something that many Americans can benefit from.  Because with 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, I’ve found that the average American only stays in a home for about 3-5 years.  And even if they stay in the home longer, what we typically find is people look to refinance and improve their situation every 3-5 years as well.

Hopefully I’ve been able to provide you some insight into the adjustable rate mortgage product. If you have any questions, call Quicken Loans – we’ll be happy to help.

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