Fixed-Rate Mortgages. A fixed-rate mortgage provides a reliable and fixed monthly payment for the life of the loan. Because your total mortgage payment remains stable from month to month, homeowners can easily budget their monthly expenses. Financial institutions offer various fixed-rate mortgages including the more common fixed-rate mortgages.
Fixed Rate vs Adjustable Rate Mortgages. Most people tend to choose fixed rate mortgages, however jumbo loans are available in both fixed and adjustable versions. Looking at the above chart it is clear rates are near historical lows, so those in need of stability who are looking to build equity in their home will likely want to choose fixed rates.