The interest rate does not change for the term of the loan

With a fixed rate mortgage, the interest rate does not change for the term of the loan, so the monthly principal and interest payment is always the same. Typically, the shorter the loan period, the more attractive the interest rate will be.

Payments on fixed-rate fully amortizing loans are calculated so that the loan is paid in full at the end of the term. In the early amortization period of the mortgage, a large percentage of the monthly payment pays the interest on the loan. As the mortgage is paid down, more of the monthly payment is applied toward the principal.

A 30 year fixed rate mortgage is the most popular type of loan when borrowers are able to lock into a low rate.

Benefits:

  • Lower monthly payments than a 15 year fixed rate mortgage
  • Interest rate does not go up if interest rates go up

Drawbacks:

  • Higher interest rate than a 15 year fixed rate mortgage
  • Interest rate stays the same even if interest rates go down

A 15 year fixed rate mortgage allows you to pay off your loan quicker and lock into an attractive lower interest rate.

Benefits:

  • Lower interest rate
  • Build equity faster
  • If interest rates go up, yours is fixed

Drawbacks:

  • Higher monthly payment stays the same if interest rates go down
  • Interest rate stays the same even if interest rates go down

Other loan terms include: 27, 25, 22, 20, 12, 10, 8.

For more information, contact us at 406-294-7207 or info@divisionmortgagegroup.com
or visit us at our downtown Billings location at 1320 Division Street, Billings, MT 59101.

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These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency.