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If we are moving is 5-1 better

We will be moving from this house my 7-1 will expire in june. Should I refinance into another 5-1. What if we don't move and interest rates don't remain friendly ? What is best option ? by HendrikSandoval582 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nov 5th 2015 Reply

William J Acres (William_Acres)
#73 ranked lender in Arizona - 8,726 contributions

Only you can answer that question.. the rates for a 5/1 ARM are pretty good.. But if you know for sure you will be moving in the next 5 years, then absolutely a 5/1 would be best.. even if you're not sure, and you end up staying 6 or 7 years, you still might be better off because of the savings you obtained in your first 5 years.. but what to do is really up to you. Try sitting down with a local mortgage broker and let him put together several scenarios for your consideration.. the more accurate info you have the better.. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 NMLS# 226347

Nov 5th 2015
Mike and Jill Kohler (LenderMike)
#31 ranked lender in Pennsylvania - 56 contributions

i agree with William. Rates are good for 5/1's right now and the savings may offset any increase you might have if you stay a couple extra years. You might also want to compare the 5/1 to a fixed rate program as it's hard to predict the future of rates in this economy. We are a mortgage brokerage in Langhorne, Pa just outside Philly. I'd be happy to chat with you and learn a little more about your concerns and do some comparisons for you based on your needs. My office number is 215-741-3131 and our website is Please feel free to call at your convenience. Thank youMike KohlerNet Equity Financial

Nov 5th 2015
Mark Hemingway (SFSLend)
#1 ranked lender in Colorado - 1,088 contributions

It really depends on what you think your situation will be. And what your current 7/1 rate is. Your current rate when it adjusts may be lower than what it was 6+years ago. If you do not think you will be in the house for another 5 years then that would be sufficient. But again this is something that you need to try and determine.

Nov 6th 2015
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