Get flexibility and up-front savings with an Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)
An adjustable-rate mortgage provides a lower initial interest rate and payments than a fixed rate loan – and improves your cash flow when you first move in. Patelco offers 5, 7, or 10-year terms for an ARM. After that, your payments can increase or decrease with interest rate changes, based on the terms of your individual loan. The interest rate will cap during the adjustments and life of your loan. Depending on your situation, an ARM may be a good financial decision and can potentially save you money. It’s especially good for people who know they want to move in the near future or will pay off their mortgage loan in several years.
ARM loans are different from fixed-rate mortgage loans, which keep the same interest rate for the life of the loan.