Our opinions are our own. If you’re confident you’ll relocate or pay off your mortgage in 10 years or less, an adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, may be the best home loan option for you. There are big.
Mortgage points are a fee you can pay at the start of the mortgage to lower your interest rate for the duration of your fixed-rate mortgage. Each point costs 1% of your total loan amount. The interest rate reduction depends on the lender, but it is common to lower your interest rate by 0.25% in exchange for every point purchased.