"They were really great, really informative and helpful and quick. Donna mostly helped us. She's intense, and that intensity gives a lot to the success of their business. You have to have a certain amount of being prepared for anything when things like the appraisal don't come in on time, and that's where her intensity paid off. She's also really knowledgeable. She was there at closing. When we needed her to be there for us, she always came through."
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Mortgage and Home Loan Products and Services
Types of Loans Available
Dimond Mortgage has a variety of standard and unique types of mortgages available to fit your specific needs. In today's new mexico mortgage market you no longer have to have perfect credit and steady income to qualify for a loan. You now have options. There are all types of programs available to you and although one of our qualified mortgage brokers on staff would be better suited to evaluate your current situation and loan needs and make a recommendation based on experience, we have put together the following information to assist you in your loan decision making process.
Fixed Rate Mortgages - If your planning to stay in the home for 15, 20, 30 years or more, this may be the best program for you. Your monthly payments are fixed over the life of the loan, which means your interest rate and payment will stay the same, even if the rates go up. You can also refinance your home anytime you wish, if the rates drop below your current fixed rate. ↑ TOP
Adjustable Rate Mortgages - If you are planning on living in the home 10 years or less, this may be the best program for you. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) offer a floating interest rate equal to or less than the current market rates. Your mortgage may start at 7.5% and float to 6.250% if the market rates drop. However, rates may increase which will make your monthly payment go up. No one can predict when rates will go up or down, but over the life of the loan, you can save money in interest and payments and also by not having to pay closing costs each time you lower your interest rate.
Balloon Mortgages - Balloon Mortgages offer a fixed lower monthly payment for 5 or 7 years initially because the payment is amoritized over thirty years. At the end of the balloon period, you must refinance at the current interest rate or pay the loan in full, which is also known as a final balloon payment. This loan may be best for you if you are planning to live in the home 7 years or less.
Home Equity Line of Credit - Lines of credit are much like a credit card. If fact, some lenders issue credit cards as a way to draw off of the line of credit. Initially, you are issued availability to a certain amount of funds based on the equity available in your home. Your payments are based only on how much you borrow (take out) and what the current interest rates are. Interest rates for equity lines of credit are typically higher than mortgage rates, but lower than credit card rates.
Home Equity Fixed Loan - These types of loans are better know as a 2nd mortgage and typically have higher interest rates than a 1st mortgage. You can borrow a lump sum of money based on the available equity in your home. You will receive the money all at once and have a fixed payment over the life of the loan.
Home Improvement Loans - This type of loan provides you with cash to repair your home. You will have to provide an estimate of repairs from a certified contractor in order to qualify for this type of loan. When the work is completed, it will be inspected by the lender. Your appraisal will be based on the proposed repairs when qualifying for the loan.
Construction Loans - This type of loan provides funds to contractors directly that are building your home. The contractors initially get a lump sum and then submit invoices regularly to the bank for payment throughout the building process. ↑ TOP
There are advantages and risks associated with any type of loan. We strongly recommend speaking with one of our qualified mortgage counselors before you apply with any lender for your loan.