adjustable rate mortgage
adjustable rate mortgage see mortgage

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adjustable rate mortgage
(ARM)
A mortgage loan with an interest rate that fluctuates in accordance with a designated market indicator — such as the weekly average of one-year U.S. Treasury Bills — over the life of the loan. To avoid constant and drastic fluctuations, ARMs typically limit how often and by how much the interest rate can vary.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adjustable rate mortgage
Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)
USA
A mortgage loan in which the interest rate on the note periodically fluctuates based on listed indexes. Certain indexes are more commonly used, including the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Cost of Funds Index (COFI). However, some lenders tie ARMs to their own cost of funds indexes instead. ARMs often contain limitations (caps) on what a borrower can be charged as interest rates rise.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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