Most people will need to finance the home they wish to buy. It’s important to consult a lender as to what financing option is right for you. Here are 3 common options for financing a San Diego home:
- Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Also known as traditional mortgages, these types of mortgages offer a fixed interest rate (and in turn a fixed monthly payment) for a longer period of time, usually 15-30 years. These are a good option for people who plan to live in their house for a long time and like a predictable payment schedule.
- Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARMs): These are shorter term mortgages. ARMs offer an interest rate that is fixed for a short period of time. After this initial period, the interest rate will adjust up or down, depending on what the market does.
- Interest-Only Payments: Both fixed and ARM mortgages have this option. What this means: for a certain amount of time during the course of your loan, you are allowed to pay only enough to cover the interest portion of your payment. You may pay the principal amount if you wish, but you don’t have to.
If you need recommendations for a great San Diego lender to find out which financing option is best for your situation, we are happy to provide them!