Mortgage Confidential: ARM v. FRM

Mortgage expert David Reed invites Walletpop readers to ask him questions about real estate financing. leave your questions in the comment section of this post.

Q: I have only one question to you to ask: I am kind of confused about ARM and FRM. Could you please tell which one more safer? -- Adam

A: Adam: ARM stands for Adjustable Rate Mortgage and FRM stands for Fixed Rate Mortgage. An ARM can fluctuate in rate throughout the course of a loan term while a fixed rate never changes. That said, a FRM is the safer bet. -- David

Real estate finance expert David Reed is president of CD REED Mortgage Bankers in Austin, TX and author of Mortgage Confidential: What You Need to Know That Your Lender Won't Tell You and Mortgages 101: Quick Answers to over 250 Critical Questions About Your Home Loan.

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