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Delaware Adjustable Rate Mortgages

John Thomas July 28, 2008 Tags: , , , , , ,
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Delaware Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Delaware Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) are mortgage loans with interest rates that can change or adjust.  Delaware ARM loans usually start with lower monthly payments than fixed-rate mortgages because they have a lower “teaser” rate.  With a fixed rate mortgage, the interest rate stays the same during the life of the loan which is the entire term. Call 302-703-0727 to apply for an Adjustable Rate Mortgage or for more information.  You can also APPLY ONLINE

For example, a 30 year fixed rate mortgage has the rate fixed for the entire 30 years.  With an ARM Loan, the mortgage interest rate is only fixed for a set period of time and then changes periodically and payments may go up or down accordingly as the interest rate adjusts. Keep Reading...

Prime Rate – What is it?

John Thomas July 21, 2007 Tags: , , , , ,
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Prime Rate

Prime Rate – What is It?


Prime Rate or Prime Lending Rate is the overnight lending rate that banks charge other banks to lend money.  It is based on the Federal Funds Rate.  Prime is typically about 3% above the Fed Funds Rate.  So if Bank A borrowers money from the Federal Reserve at 1% it will then lend to Bank B at 4%.  The 4% rate charged to bank B is the Prime Rate.

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Prime Rate is a consensus measure of the Prime Lending Rate, and is published in the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal surveys the large banks and then publishes their consensus “Prime”, or the rate offered to clients who are considered eligible for “prime” financing terms. The Prime Lending Rate will move up or down in lock step with changes made by the Federal Reserve Board to their Fed Funds Rate.  The Prime Rate is an important index used by banks to set rates on many consumer loan products, such as credit cards, auto loans, and certain Adjustable Rate Mortgages. When the Prime is rising, variable interest rate loans and credit card rates will soon follow. Keep Reading...