949-581-2452/Cell 949-292-1649
  • 			    No matter what type of loan you need, we're with you every step of the way.

    No matter what type of loan you need, we're with you every step of the way.

  • 			    The PERFECT HOME is waiting for you -- let us find you the perfect loan to go with it.

    The PERFECT HOME is waiting for you -- let us find you the perfect loan to go with it.

  • 			    REFINANCING is easy with our professionals' help.

    REFINANCING is easy with our professionals' help.

Graduated Payment Mortgages

A graduated payment mortgage is a loan where the payment increases each year for a predetermined amount of time (such as 5 or 10 years), then becomes fixed for the remaining duration of the loan.

When interest rates are high, borrowers can use a graduated payment mortgage to increase their chances of qualifying for the loan because the initial payment is less. The downside of opting for an smaller initial payment is that the interest owed increases and the payment shortfall from the initial years of the loan is then added on to the loan, potentially leading to a situation called "negative amortization." Negative amortization occurs when the loan payment for any period is less than the interest charged over that period, resulting in an increase in the outstanding balance of the loan.