This loan is fully amortized over a 15-year period and features constant monthly payments. It offers all the advantages of the 30-year loan, plus a lower interest rate and you’ll own your home twice as fast. The disadvantage is that, with a 15-year loan, you commit to a higher monthly payment. Many borrowers opt for a 30-year fixed-rate loan and voluntarily make larger payments that will pay off their loan in 15 years. This approach is often safer than committing to a higher monthly payment since the difference in interest rates isn’t that great.
We’re here to make the home loan process a whole lot easier, with tools and expertise that will help guide you along the way.
We’ll help you clearly see the differences between loan programs, allowing you to choose the right one for you whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor.
The 15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Loan Process
Here’s how our home loan process works:
Do I Qualify?
As a rule of thumb, it may be harder to qualify for fixed-rate loans than for adjustable-rate loans. When interest rates are low, fixed-rate loans are generally not that much more expensive than adjustable-rate mortgages and may be a better deal in the long run, because you can lock in the rate for the life of your loan.