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Which Adjustable Rate Mortgage Index Is the Best?
February 7, 2000 "Could you tell me which ARM index is best for the borrower, and why?" An ARM's index is used to set the interest rate, subject to any rate caps, after the initial rate period ends. For example, a ... more...

Can the Fully-Indexed Rate on an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Be Biased?
June 5, 2000 ?I am considering two very similar 7% adjustable rate mortgages that adjust the rate every year.  The rate on one is tied to the 11th District Cost of Funds Index (COFI) with a 3% margin. The other rate is tied to the one-year Treasury index with a 2% margin ... more...

cmt index related definitions

Adjustable Rate Mortgage, ARM
Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Also known as a variable rate mortgage. The interest rate on these mortgages changes periodically. Variable or adjustable loans are loans whose interest rate fluctuates over the period of the ... more...

Margin The amount a lender adds to the index on an adjustable rate mortgage to establish the adjusted interest rate. Margin is constant throughout the life of the loan. INDEX + MARGIN = FULLY INDEXED RATE Example using the 1 Year Treasury: 1 Year Treasury Index = ... more...

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Is an ARM Right For You?
Lets start by taking a look at 7 key elements of an adjustable rate mortgage:1) ARM defined: While a fixed rate loan is constant and never changes throughout the life of the loan, an adjustable rate mortgage changes periodically. The interest rate of an ARM goes up and down based on whatever ... more...

Option One Mortgage Loans Getting an Option ARM or Option One Mortgage Loan
Have you heard about or been interested in finding out more about option one mortgage loans? They are becoming very popular, but its important to understand how they work before you apply for one. I will describe, in this article, an overview of the most common type of option ARM mortgage loan or ... more...

Adjustable Rate Mortgage - How They Work?
How does an ARM work.The borrowers interest rate is determined initially by the cost of money and the time the loan is made. Once the rate has been set, and it is tied to one of several widely recognized and published indexes , and future interest adjustments are based on the upward an downward ... more...

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