�Mortgage�- the word baffles people when they think about borrowing money. Though it is a very simple procedure, but it is apparently complicated as our home is attached to this term. Through this article the reader will able to get some idea about mortgage.
Normally, mortgage is a legal agreement between borrowers and lenders. With mortgage a borrower can borrow money from any loan lending organization and give them the right to repossess his property, used as guarantee, if he fails to pay-off the loan amount.
There are various forms of mortgage. One can choose any of these forms according to his/her needs and demands. Different mortgages are-
� Fixed rate mortgage
� Variable rate mortgage
� Balloon rate mortgage
A fixed rate mortgage is availed at a fixed rate during the mortgage period. With this kind of mortgage, you have to pay a fixed monthly payment in a fixed period of time. So, in future, whether interest rate rise or fall, your monthly payment will be fixed. And for this reason this mortgage is more popular. The repayment period of fixed rate mortgage vary from 3 years to 25 years.
Whereas, a variable rate of mortgage has fixed rate of interest for a fixed period of time that is bound to change in future. A variable interest rate mortgage is also known as adjustable rate mortgage or ARM. As variable interest rate mortgage are available with lower interest rate than fixed rate mortgage, so they are appropriate for short term period where you where you will get the benefit of lower monthly payments.
As the name refers, balloon rate mortgage is a singular form of mortgage. This mortgage is given with a fixed rate of interest and a fixed monthly payment for a predestined time period. The balance amount of the loan needs to be paid off totally at the specific time. Many features of fixed rate of mortgage and variable rate of mortgage are also seen in balloon rate mortgage. The interest rate on this mortgage will be fixed for a specific period of time that could be ranged from 5 to 7 years. One can pay-off the amount till 30 years. But, if someone fails to repay the amount by the end of the period, then lenders will decide that how he can pay-off the amount.
Expert advice and service are provided by mortgage brokers that will help you to grab the best deal in a minimum time. Besides, you can also try for traditional mortgage lenders, like bank, financial institution etc.
The value of the property decides the amount that a borrower can avail as mortgage. The borrower has to bear the costs of the survey and valuation. Even, if he thinks that the valuation is incorrect then he can request for reevaluation as well. And last but not the least, it can be said that, a well informed decision can help a borrower to stay away from the negative effects of mortgage.