Global and interest-only loans, hybrid ARMs and adjustable-rate mortgages with payment option are examples of non-traditional mortgages. Long-term fixed-rate mortgages, especially those with a 30-year period, may have low interest rates that are competitive.
Hybrid branchesoffer homebuyers options that may be better suited to their needs. Adjustable-rate hybrid mortgages can be fixed at fixed rate intervals of three, five, seven or 10 years and the adjustable rate is activated on the reinstatement date.
With a hybrid ARM, the index is established as a reference interest to which the margin is added and thus calculate the new rate that will be enacted once the reinstatement date has been reached. The borrower should carefully consider their time horizon when choosing a hybrid branch and recognize the risks associated with the reinstatement date or the expiration of the fixed interest rate period. An adjustable-rate hybrid mortgage, or hybrid ARM (also known as a fixed-period ARM), combines the features of a fixed-rate mortgage with an adjustable-rate mortgage.