adjustable rate mortgage


Definition of adjustable rate mortgage

: a mortgage having an interest rate which is usually initially lower than that of a mortgage with a fixed rate but is adjusted periodically according to the cost of funds to the lender

Examples of adjustable rate mortgage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another type of interest rate (used less commonly) is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). Jenny Tzeses, House Beautiful, 7 Sep. 2021 The 5-year adjustable rate mortgage averaged 2.77%, down from last week's 2.79%. Matt Ott, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 Just a handful of banks offer loans for TICs and the product offered is an adjustable rate mortgage. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 18 Sep. 2019 Just a handful of banks offer loans for TICs and the product offered is an adjustable rate mortgage. Anna Bahney, CNN, 18 Sep. 2019 Other types of short-term borrowing, such as adjustable rate mortgages and home equity lines of credit, are more directly impacted by changes by the Fed. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2019 Over the course of the next 12 years the couple refinanced the home twice, taking on subprime adjustable rate mortgages — the loans at the heart of the mortgage crisis. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, 3 Sep. 2019 Some desire a better product, such as getting out of an adjustable rate mortgage into a fixed loan. Washington Post, 17 June 2019 Many people who faced foreclosure during the last recession were first-time buyers who used an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to finance their purchase. Ellen James Martin,, 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of adjustable rate mortgage

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adjustable rate mortgage was in 1979

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“Adjustable rate mortgage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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Legal Definition of adjustable rate mortgage

— see mortgage


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