Posts tagged variable rate mortgages
What Is a Floating Rate Loan?

A floating interest rate is also known as an adjustable or variable interest rate. The name comes from the fluidity of the interest rate that borrowers must contend with, as the interest percentage fluctuates throughout the life of the loan (for hybrid ARMs, the rate fluctuates after the introductory period ends). The interest rate is affected by the market’s margins or mortgage index.

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages

An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), also known as a variable-rate mortgage or tracker mortgage, is a loan with an interest rate that can go either up or down depending on market conditions. These market conditions are based on an underlying index like the federal funds rate, treasury bills, or LIBOR.

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