6 million fixed-rate loan
from Investors, which participated in the financing of a 128,599 s/f, office building in Hauppauge, N.
The bank's loan counsellor I talked to last year recommended a fixed-rate loan
for my rental house.
They had 37 percent of the nation's prime fixed-rate loan
foreclosure starts and 67 percent of the prime ARM [adjustable-rate mortgage] foreclosure starts.
The average cost of a two-year fixed-rate loan
has risen to 7.
Data for February shows that 87% of first-time buyers chose a fixed-rate loan
- up from the previous record of 84% in January, and 82% in the same month last year.
The fixed-rate loan
statistics and the other background information for this article have given us a broader basis for estimating the extent to which the public hedges against interest rate increases through fixed-rate loans
Those with existing ARMs who are trying to decide whether to convert to a fixed-rate loan
should tally up conversion lees (which vary) and any prepayment penalties and closing costs, and compare the total to the maximum possible increase in monthly payments they'd be subject to if they kept the ARM for the remainder of the time they plan to be in the home.
This alternative offers you protection against rising rates with future flexibility to convert back to other financing options with a less onerous prepayment penalty than the traditional fixed-rate loan
But the growth of adjustable-rate financing in the past decade has multiplied the possibile configurations a refinancing can have: A homeowner can also move from a fixed-rate loan
to an adjustable one, from an adjustable to a fixed, or from one adjustable-rate loan to another.
A $1,500,000 25-year fixed-rate loan
for the purchase of a 13,000 s/f apartment building in which 2,500 s/f is retail.
His decision: to refinance the remaining $450,000 on his 30-year, fixed-rate loan
with a 7.