Rates, loan products & fees subject to change without notice. Your rate and term may vary. If you do not lock in a rate when you apply, your rate at closing may differ from the rate in effect when you applied. Subject to underwriting approval. Not all applicants will be approved. Full documentation & property insurance required. Loan secured by a lien against your property. Consolidating or refinancing debts may increase the time and/or the finance charges/total loan amount needed to repay your debt. Terms, conditions & restrictions apply. Call 888-259-2257 for details.
INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO ALL ARM MORTGAGE PROGRAMS
HOW YOUR INTEREST RATE IS DETERMINED. Your interest rate will be determined by means of an index that may change from time to time.
. The interest rate change on these ARM programs will be based on an interest rate index (referred to in this disclosure as the “Index.”) The index is the One-Year US Constant Maturity Treasury Rate. Information about the index is available in the Federal Reserve Statistical Release H-15 (www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h15
). If the index is no longer available, we will choose a new index that is based upon comparable information.
Interest Rate. The interest rate is based on the Index value plus a margin, rounded to the nearest 0.125 percent. A change in the index generally will result in a change in the interest rate. The amount that your interest rate may change also may be affected by the periodic interest rate change limitations and the lifetime interest rate limits, as discussed below for each ARM Program we offer.
Initial Interest Rate Discount. Your initial interest rate may be discounted and may not be based on the index used to make later adjustments. You should note, however, that if the initial interest rate is discounted, your interest rate may increase on the first Change Date even if the Index remains the same or decreases. Ask us if the current rate is discounted.
Adjustment Notices. You will be notified at least annually if interest rate changes occur. When an interest rate change will also involve a change in your monthly payment, you will be notified in writing (at least 25 calendar days, but not more than 120 calendar days) before the payment at the new level is due. The notice will indicate the adjusted payment amount, interest rate, Index value, and the outstanding loan balance at the time.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR 5/1 ARM MORTGAGE TERMS
INTEREST RATE ADJUSTMENTS. Your interest rate under this ARM can change after 60 months and every 12 months thereafter. Your interest rate cannot increase or decrease more than 2% points at first adjustment and 2% points per subsequent adjustment from the initial interest rate, excluding any buy down. Your interest rate will never be greater than 6.000 percentage points above the initial interest rate or lower than 2.75% (conforming/jumbo loan) or 3.000% (super jumbo loan)
HOW YOUR PAYMENTS ARE DETERMINED.
Your initial monthly payment of principal and interest will be determined based on the interest rate, loan term, and balance when your loan is closed. If your interest rate changes, your payment will be adjusted to fully amortize the loan by the end of the loan term.
Frequency of Payment Changes. Based on increases or decreases in the index, payment amounts under this ARM loan can increase or decrease substantially after 60 months and every 12 months thereafter. However, your monthly payment amount could change more frequently if there is a change in the taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, or other charges required to be made into an escrow or impound account.
How Your Payment Can Change (“Worst Case Scenario”). After 60 months, your payment can change every 12 months based on changes in the loan term, interest rate or loan balance. For example on a $10,000 loan with a 30 year term and an initial rate of 4% (the initial rate in effect January, 2020), which is not based on the index in effect for January, 2020, the maximum amount that the interest rate can rise under this ARM program is 4% points to 8%, and the payment can rise from an initial payment of $47.74 to a maximum of $73.38 in the seventh year.
Note: To see what your payment would be, divide your mortgage amount by $10,000; then multiply the monthly payment by that amount. (For example, the monthly payment for a new loan amount of $60,000 would be $60,000 divided by $10,000 = 6. Multiply the payment amount by this number, e.g. 6 x $47.74 = $286.44.)
Limitations on Interest Rate Payment Changes. Your interest rate will not increase or decrease on the first change date by more than 2% points from the initial interest rate, excluding any buy down. After the initial adjustment period, your interest rate will not increase or decrease by more than 2% points per year. Your interest rate cannot increase more than 6% points above the initial interest rate (excluding any buy down) over the life of the loan.
Equal Housing Lender
We conduct business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law (Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988). It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin:
- In the sale or rental of housing
- In advertising the sale or rental of housing
- In the financing of housing
- In the provision of real estate brokerage service
- In the appraisal of housing
- Blockbusting is also illegal
Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint of housing discrimination: 1-800-669-9777 (toll free), or 1-800-927-9275 (tdd), or send to:
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20410-2000
Or online: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/online-complaint
Fair Lending Policy
It is our policy to comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. In addition, it is our policy to comply with state laws that provide greater protection. Fidelity Home Group does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; national origin; ancestry; sex; marital status; familial status (number and age of children); sexual orientation; age (provided that the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding agreement); medical history; disability; physical condition; military status; because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act or the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA); that all or part of a consumer’s income derives from a public assistance program; or any other basis prohibited by law.
At Fidelity Home Group, we do not discriminate against any applicant or discourage anyone on a prohibited basis from submitting an application. To assure that our employees have a clear and unequivocal statement of our commitment to a nondiscriminatory method of doing business, we have adopted the following fair lending policy. Employees must be thoroughly familiar with this policy and follow it.
- We do not discriminate against a loan applicant or borrower on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap, age, the fact that all or part of an applicant’s income comes from any public assistance program or because the applicant has exercised any right under any relevant state or federal law.
- We do not selectively encourage applicants and we take no action that would, on a prohibited basis, discourage a reasonable person from applying for a mortgage loan.
- We do not, on a prohibited basis, refuse to make a loan, vary the terms offered including the amount, interest rate, period or type of loan, or use different standards to evaluate collateral or decide whether to extend credit.
- We avoid practices or policies that have a discriminatory effect. This rule applies to all phases of our mortgage lending business. It applies even though we do not intend the policy or practice to be discriminatory and even if the policy or practice appears to be neutral.
- We have adopted nondiscriminatory loan underwriting standards that avoid subjective, unwritten rules that can have a discriminatory effect. We make these underwriting standards public upon request at each of our offices.
- We make sure that our scoring system is empirically derived and statistically sound and uses no prohibited basis other than age as a predictive factor.
- We train our loan personnel in the principles of fair processing and underwriting.
- Our Quality Control Manager regularly reviews both our loan underwriting standards and the business practices by which we implement them to determine whether they ensure equal lending opportunity and reports to management.
- We periodically review our loan portfolio and applications to make sure that we are serving the community adequately and on a nondiscriminatory basis in light of the community’s demographic characteristics and credit demands.
- We conspicuously display the poster in a public area of each of our facilities stating that we are ascribing to the Equal Housing Act. Additionally, on all forms of advertisements, regardless of media, we include the Equal Housing Opportunity logo and/or the Equal Housing Opportunity slogan.
The Housing Financial Discrimination Act of 1977, California Fair Lending Notice
It is illegal to discriminate in the provision of or in the availability of financial assistance because of the consideration of:
- Trends, characteristics, or conditions in the neighborhood or geographic area surrounding a housing accommodation, unless the financial institution can demonstrate in the particular case that such consideration is required to avoid an unsafe and unsound business practice.
- Race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, or ancestry.
It is illegal to consider the racial, ethnic, religious, or national origin composition of a neighborhood or geographic area surrounding a housing accommodation, or whether or not such composition is undergoing change, or is expected to undergo change, in appraising a housing accommodation or in determining whether or not, and under what terms and conditions, to provide financial assistance. These provisions govern financial assistance for the purpose of the purchase, construction, rehabilitation, or refinancing of one- to four-unit family residences occupied by the owner and for the purpose of the home improvement of any one to four-unit family residence.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A MORTGAGE LOAN
To help us prevent fraud and to assist the government in fighting the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, we are obtaining, verifying, and recording information that identifies each person who applies for and/or obtains a mortgage loan. What this means for you: When you apply for and/or obtain a mortgage loan, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Annual Percentage Rate (APR): Total yearly cost of the loan which includes the interest rate and other prepaid finance charges.
Conforming Mortgage: A conforming loan meets, or conforms to, the underwriting guidelines used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two organizations, along with FHA establish the minimum acceptable criteria for home loans in the United States.
Discount Points: A prepaid cost to the lender at closing to lower your mortgage interest rate. One point is equal to one percent of the loan amount. (For example: 1 point on a $100,000 loan would cost $1,000).
Escrow: Refers to an account held by the lender into which the homebuyer deposits money for tax or insurance payments.
FICO Credit Score: FICO is the abbreviation for the Fair Isaac Corporation. Each borrower is issued three FICO credit scores provided by three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. FICO Credit Scores range from 300-850 and are based on your credit payment history, amounts owed, length of history, new credit and types of credit used. The higher your score, the better your FICO rating.