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Loan Product Summary



Fixed Rate Mortgages

30 year fixed

15 year fixed


Monthly payments are fixed over the life of the loan

Interest rate does not change

Protected if rates go up

Can refinance if rates go down


Higher interest rate

Higher mortgage payments

Rate does not drop if interest rates improve


Adjustable Rate Mortgages

10/1 ARM

7/1 ARM

3/1 ARM

1 year ARM

6 month ARM

1 month ARM


Lower initial monthly payment

Lower payment over a shorter period of time

Rates and payments may go down if rates improve

May qualify for higher loan amounts

More risk

Payments may change over time

Potential for high payments if rates go up

Balloon Mortgages

7 year

5 year


Lower initial monthly payment

Lower payment over a shorter period of time

Many balloon mortgages offer the option to convert to a new loan after the initial term.


Risk of rates being higher at the end of the initial fixed period

Risk of foreclosure if you cannot make balloon payment or if you cannot refinance or if you cannot exercise the conversion option

First Time Buyer Programs


Lower down payment

Easier to qualify

Sometimes you may get lower rates


May be subject to income and property value limitations

Some programs which have government subsidies may have a recapture tax if you sell the house too early.



Stated Income Programs


Don’t need to verify income

Faster approval

Higher rates

Higher down payment


No Point, No Fee Programs


No closing costs

Less money required to close

Higher rates

Higher payments

Imperfect Credit Programs


Potential for reestablishing credit if you pay your mortgage on time.

When used for debt consolidation, you may be able to reduce your monthly debt payment


Higher rates

Terms may not be as favorable

Harder to get long term fixed loans

Loans may have prepayment penalties


Home Equity Line of Credit



You only borrow what you need

Pay interest only on what you borrow

Flexible access to funds

Interest may be tax deductible


Rates can change. The maximum interest rate is normally high.

Payments can change

Harder to refinance your first mortgage


Home Equity Fixed Loan


Fixed payments

Interest may be tax deductible

Higher interest rates than on 1st mortgages

Harder to refinance your first mortgage


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eLink Mortgage LLC d/b/a: eLink Mortgage
NMLS# 385463, WA License# MB-385463
Address: 3207 NE 125th St, Seattle WA 98125
Phone: (206)388-1888, Fax: (206)388-1889
Email: processing@elinkmtg.com

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