:: Bi-Weekly Mortgage ::
With the 30 year Bi Weekly ARM mortgage, monthly payments are divided in half and paid every two weeks. Twenty-six Bi Weekly payments each year pay off a loan faster than 12 monthly payments. You build equity more rapidly, own your home years sooner and save thousands of dollars in interest.
Every other Monday, your payment is automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. It couldn't be easier with no checks to write, nothing to mail. A true and "unique" Bi Weekly ARM mortgage that re-amortizes the loan amount every two weeks.
Fact: After paying 15 years on a 30 year fixed monthly mortgage, you'll still owe nearly 80% of the amount you originally borrowed.
Fact: After paying nearly 23 years on a 30 year fixed monthly mortgage, you'll still owe over 50%!
Fact: On a 30 year fixed rate monthly mortgage, you'll make over 84 unnecessary monthly payments.
Fact: On a 30 year fixed rate monthly mortgage, you'll pay nearly three (3) times the amount you originally borrowed before paying off your mortgage.
Fact: Did you know that after 23 years of payments with the Bi Weekly ARM Mortgage Program, you own your home "free and clear"? With a 30 year fixed monthly payment you have only reduced your loan amount by 33% during this same 23 year period!
Fact: Making additional principal payments to a 30 year fixed monthly mortgage never reduces the monthly payment. No matter how much you try to reduce your loan amount, the fixed monthly payment always stays the same.
Fact: The amortization schedule on a 30 year fixed monthly mortgage is almost all interest and little principal for years and years. The monthly statement for a 30 year fixed mortgage arrives in the mail and it can be a depressing sight............the loan balance was reduced slightly.
From 1.95% Available With Fixed Rate Conversion Option
Purchase * Refinance * Cash-Out Refinance
Primary Home * Second Home * Investment Property
Loan amounts: $50,000 to $1,000,000 or more.
Up to 95% financing (combo mortgage).
No credit scoring - credit history reviewed.
80-15-5 Combo and 80-10-10 combo mortgage program available. Second mortgage required and provided to avoid expensive monthly PMI.
100% Financing (CD pledge) option.
Flexible and common sense underwriting guidelines.
Fully assumable loan.
Gift money from family member is acceptable (owner occupied).
Corporate title option available.
High debt ratios up to 40% or more.
Great program for newly self-employed.
No escrow (optional) required.
In a speech to a credit union group, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan questioned whether fixed-rate mortgages were the most cost-effective means of financing a home purchase. He said "American homeowners clearly like the certainty of fixed mortgage payments" but pay several thousands of dollars a year for the benefits.
Greenspan said homeowners
"might have saved tens of thousands of dollars had they held
adjustable-rate mortgages rather than fixed-rate mortgages during the
Since 1986, the 30 Year Bi Weekly Arm ( Adjustable Rate Mortgage) has proven to be a wise choice and better than a fixed rate monthly loan. The results are indisputable --- The Bi Weekly Arm would have outperformed fixed rate monthly mortgages. No matter whether rates were high or low, homeowners who chose a Bi Weekly Arm over a monthly fixed rate loan could have saved thousands of dollars in interest.
What is the most important feature of an (ARM) adjustable rate mortgage? The monthly index which determines it's rate. A steady and stable index protects the borrower from rapid increases. Volatile indexes are risky and do not protect the borrower. An example of a "volatile" index would be the 12-month treasury, 6-month libor, and the 6-month CD.
The 30 year Bi-Weekly ARM is a CODI index that varies little from month to month, year to year. CODI's stability protects you from sudden, large interest rate and payment changes. The CODI is tied to what is historically one of the slowest moving and most stable of all indexes.
The CODI index for the 30 year Bi-Weekly Arm is the weighted average of the rates of interest on CD deposits and savings accounts.
The annual cap is a 7 1/2% "payment" cap. The Bi-Weekly payment cannot increase or decrease in any year by this dollar amount. In other words, it is the equivalent of less than 3/4% annual interest cap. The lifetime cap for owner occupied property is 11.95%.
Information is based on interest rates effective 03/11/2005 with a fully indexed rate of 5.54% and APR of 5.56%. Start rates, interest rates, payment rates, data and program guidelines are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed. This is a brief outline with basic information only. Other restrictions and minimum loan amounts apply. Borrower should contact Florida Mortgage Corporation for details and full written disclosures.