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Navigating Graduated Payment Mortgages



Navigating Graduated Payment Mortgages

[Credit to Ready Rate, Nov 28, 2023 ]

On today’s blog we’re breaking down an ace in the mortgage game—Graduated Payment Mortgages (GPMs). Buckle up as we explore how this can be a game-changer for your clients.

Understanding GPMs for your Clients

Graduated Payment Mortgages aren’t just about numbers; they’re a strategic tool for your clients looking to step into the real estate arena with confidence.

Key Features

Affordable Kickstart: GPMs offer a friendly beginning with lower initial payments, ideal for clients easing into homeownership.

Income Growth Alignment: Tailored for clients expecting income growth, GPMs’ increasing payment structure anticipates their financial progress.

Flexibility in Early Budgeting: Lower initial payments provide wiggle room, allowing clients to allocate resources strategically.

Specifics You Should Know

Minimum Credit Score: A solid 660 credit score is the gateway to GPMs.

Down Payment Requirement: A minimum of 25% down payment ensures commitment and investment.

Property Type: GPMs are exclusively for primary residences, including single-family homes, townhomes, and condos.

First-Time Home Buyers Welcome: GPMs open the door for first-time buyers, making that first step into homeownership more accessible.

Jumbo Loans? No Problem: GPMs aren’t limited by standard loan amounts; they welcome jumbo loan applications.

Qualify on Year 6 Payment: The unique aspect of GPMs—qualification is based on the payment in year six. A forward-thinking approach to long-term financial planning.

Guiding Your Clients

Credit Health: Advise clients to maintain a credit score of 660 or above.

Financial Planning: Emphasize the 25% minimum down payment commitment.

Property Selection: Educate clients on the primary residence restriction and the acceptable property types.

First-Timers Welcome: Remind first-time buyers that GPMs are a fantastic entry point into homeownership.

Exploring Jumbo Options: For clients considering higher loan amounts, highlight the flexibility of GPMs.

Qualification Strategy: Help clients envision their financial growth and guide them on qualifying based on the year six payment.

Closing Thoughts

As a real estate professional, you know the importance of strategic decisions. Graduated Payment Mortgages aren’t just about financing; they’re about setting your clients up for long-term success in their real estate journey.

Need more info or curious how GPMs can elevate your client’s experience? Let’s chat! We’re here to make the mortgage game a winning one for you and your clients. Ready Rate the easiest way to reach your goals.


By Ready Rate, Updated Nov 28, 2023 


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