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John White, Home Owner in Franklin, MA

what does the 5.00/2.00/5.00 mean on a 5/1 arm mortgage?

Asked by John White, Franklin, MA Wed Mar 21, 2012

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Hi John,

It means that the first year your mortgage can adjust, the rate can adjust by up to 5% so if your rate is 2.5% it could go as high as 7.5%. The second number (2) is the maximum your rate can go up each year after the first adjustment. The last number (5) is the life time cap which means the maximum your rate can go up by over the life of your loan is 5%.
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John, why are you getting an ARM at all? Rates are crazy low right now, and are not likely to stay this low for long.
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