12 Month MTA Option Arms
12 month MTA Option Arms are recently developed by several lenders. I am so confident in this product, I have recently converted both my home and investment property to 12 Month MTA Option ARMs.
An issue for many homeowners is in managing your monthly income and expenses, or "cash flow". Income varies monthly for many reasons and unplanned expenses come up when least expected. For many, our mortgage payment is our largest monthly expense, and the least flexible. The product is designed o give you control over your mortgage payment. You may choose one of four payment options each month based on your cash flow needs.
Interest Only Payment Defer paying principal and improve your cash flow. This option is not available if the interest only payment would be less than the minimum payment.
Fully Amortizing Payment Options You may make a principal and interest payment based on a 30 year or 15 year payment schedule. I have included an 12 Month MTA Mortgage Option Arm statement.
The Cash Flow Arm series allows you to choose your index from the 1 month LIBOR or the MTA.
Here is a 10 year average comparison between a 30 year fixed and fully indexed LIBOR, MTA, COFI, and the 1 year Treasury Index in chart form.
Additional Options If you want the additional security of a fixed payment while still taking advantage of the low payment rate, there is also a 5 year fixed payment option. With the 5 year Fixed Payment you have a fixed minimum payment for five years. You have the four payment options to select from monthly to manage your cash flow. You also have the ability to increase the term of your loan from 30 to 40 years lowering your payment even further. LTVs are available up to 100%!
The Minimum Payment Advantage The example below is based on a $400,000 mortgage. It compares a traditional 30 year fixed rate payment based on the above 10 year average to the minimum payment available based on the 10 year average. Assumes that the Minimum Payment increases by the maximum 7.5% per year.
30 Fixed Cash Flow Minimum Monthly Savings Annual Savings
Savings over 3 years $52,872
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Here is a useful 12 Month MTA Option Arms payment calculator
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