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Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: Find out how your payment can change over time

This booklet helps you understand important loan documents your lender gives you when you apply for an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

Your lender should also give you a copy of this booklet, which will help you:

  • Understand an ARM versus a fixed-rate mortgage
  • Understand the risks of different types of ARMs
  • Decide whether an ARM is the right loan for you

Download the booklet in English | Spanish

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