Q : How do I know what I can afford?

A : Generally speaking, you can purchase a home with a value of two or three times your annual household income. However, the amount that you can borrow will also depend upon your employment history, credit history, current savings and debts, and the amount of down payment. You may also be able to take advantage of special loan programs.

Q : What is the difference between a fixed-rate loan and an adjustable-rate loan?

A : With a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate stays the same throughout the life of the loan. With an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the interest rate changes periodically, typically in relation to an index. While the monthly payments that you make with a fixed-rate mortgage are relatively stable, payments on an ARM loan are likely to change. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of mortgage, and the best way to select a loan product is by talking to us.

Q : How do I know which type of mortgage is best for me?

A : There is no simple formula to determine the type of mortgage that is best for you. This choice depends on a number of factors, including your current financial picture and how long you intend to keep your house. Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation can help you evaluate your choices and assist you in making the most appropriate decision.