Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are not as popular as fixed rate mortgages but still make up a significant part of the total housing market. The primary advantage of an ARM is that it offers a lower initial interest rate and monthly payment than a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. The lower initial interest rate can be fixed for up to ten years.

During the initial fixed rate period, the interest rate will be lower than what it would have been had the borrower taken out a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. However, after the initial fixed rate period is over, the interest rate most likely will rise at a regular interval based on several factors.

Some borrowers are willing to take the risk of their rate rising considerably because they believe the savings realized in the early years is worth the risk. Some believe that they will be able to refinance before the fixed rate period ends. Interest rates do run in cycles, but the problem is one never knows how long or short the cycles will be.

Why get an adjustable rate mortgage?

  • Save thousands in payments vs. a fixed rate loan during the initial period.

  • Use the savings to pay down other debt or for whatever you like.

  • Great option if you intend to refinance or sell your home in an expected time frame.

  • Put as little as 5% down (FHA 3.5%), or

  • Refinance up to 95% of your home’s value

At Shoreline Mortgage we offer ARM programs with initial fixed rate periods of 5, 7 and 10 years. Visit our specific ARM program pages to see if an ARM program is right for you.

Why talk to one of our Licensed Loan Advisors??

Talking to a Licensed Loan Advisor is an important step to getting the right mortgage loan. Everybody has different loan needs and a mortgage banker knows which questions to ask in order to best match you with the right loan and monthly payment. Since we have a strict No Steering policy, you can be assured that the loan option suggested to you will fit your needs.

Your loan advisor will also explain all the steps–from getting started, to locking in your low rate, to closing your loan fast, in little as 30 days or less!!. Because we are a direct lender, if you have any questions during the loan process, you will have one direct number enabling you to get quick answers straight from the source.

Client Testimonials – What Our Customers are Saying

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Our friends recommended Michael Minkoff to help us secure a mortgage. It's our first house so we never had any experience with the loan process. From the very first phone call I knew we were in the best hands possible!! Michael took the time and explained very clearly about the different options. He took care of every single detail and went above and beyond to bring us to closing in less than one month. During the loan process, he guided us in a very professional manner and kept us updated on the progress.
The whole process was very quick and smooth and we felt very comfortable throughout it. It was a true pleasure to work with Michael!! I'm sure we will work with him again in the future and will highly recommend him for others. Thank you Michael, you are the best!!

Dikla Miller Coral Springs, FL

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Our good friend recommended Michael and he helped us to secure a mortgage on our second house in Miramar, FL. We closed our house right on time without any delays. Michael took care of every single detail in the loan approval process and explained very clearly about the different options that was available to us. He guided us in such a professional manner that we didn’t have to worry about anything. He was very prompt and kept us updated throughout the process which went very smoothly. It was a pleasure to work with him and will highly recommend him to our friends too. Thank you Michael!

Kumar Senthil Miramar, FL

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Mike Minkoff did an outstanding job with my two refinances at the same time! I asked many questions and came up with multiple scenarios and Mike was more than happy to answer everything. He went above and beyond and he knows his stuff.
I would suggest using him again without hesitation.

Peter Amendola Key Largo, FL

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This is the second house we've bough with Michael's help and he made it a painless process yet again. He is always on top of all of the paperwork needed to buy a house, it made it so easy on us. He is professional and such a pleasure to work with.

Erin Fromm Plantation, FL

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Working with Michael was the best decision we made. He was helpful and informative through the entire process. There were nights that he was up sending me emails about how to quickly repair my credit score, while most people would be sleeping. His dedication to customer service and finding the best mortgage to fit his clients needs is exactly why we will be calling Michael the next time we are purchasing a house.

David Long Orlando, FL

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My wife and I have bought two homes in the last 4 years and have used Michael services each time. He is quick to give you the information you need to make an informed decision. His knowledge of the market is truly exceptional! He is on your side with the banks and always gives you best deal you qualify for. I would highly recommend Michael to anybody looking to finance a new home.

Jason Fromm Plantation, FL

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Michael went above and beyond to communicate and help us through this process. Everything Michael told us was accurate and there were no surprises. I will never use anyone else when financing another property in the future! Thank you Mike!

Andrew G. Saint Pete, FL

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I am more than satisfied with services of Shoreline Mortgage .  I worked through this process with Michael Minkoff. Since the first day until the closing date he was very profesional , very dedicated to his work , very knowledgeable mortgage person , always available with all questions, always available with the best answers. He made the process very smooth.  His words always were... no worry , we will make it happens .  We did .!!!. I will use Michael and  this company for my future purchases or refinance and will definitely recommend his services to family and friends . I can't thank him enough. Thank you Michael for everything. You made it posible . Thank you!

Maylene R. Miami, Fl

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Our particular residential situation was unusually complicated because we had to choose loan size/package, we have multiple rental properties with mortgages and have multiple income streams not dominated by traditional employment. Michael Minkoff was extremely effective at helping us navigate through all of this complexity in a very organized, helpful fashion to an excellent financial and personal conclusion. Thank you, Michael.

George H. Schofield Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Michael is very professional and knowledgeable. We were extremely lucky to have him help us, not once, but twice on with our mortgages. He knows what he is doing and he gets the job done well before deadline! We never need to worry about anything with his help!

Chloe Yang Weston FL

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Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are not as popular as fixed rate mortgages but still make up a significant part of the total housing market. The primary advantage of an ARM is that it offers a lower initial interest rate and monthly payment than a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. The lower initial interest rate can be fixed for up to ten years.

During the initial fixed rate period, the interest rate will be lower than what it would have been had the borrower taken out a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. However, after the initial fixed rate period is over, the interest rate most likely will rise at a regular interval based on several factors.

Some borrowers are willing to take the risk of their rate rising considerably because they believe the savings realized in the early years is worth the risk. Some believe that they will be able to refinance before the fixed rate period ends. Interest rates do run in cycles, but the problem is one never knows how long or short the cycles will be.

Why get an adjustable rate mortgage?

  • Save thousands in payments vs. a fixed rate loan during the initial period.

  • Use the savings to pay down other debt or for whatever you like.

  • Great option if you intend to refinance or sell your home in an expected time frame.

  • Put as little as 5% down (FHA 3.5%), or

  • Refinance up to 95% of your home’s value

At Shoreline Mortgage we offer ARM programs with initial fixed rate periods of 5, 7 and 10 years. Visit our specific ARM program pages to see if an ARM program is right for you.

Why talk to one of our Licensed Loan Advisors??

Talking to a Licensed Loan Advisor is an important step to getting the right mortgage loan. Everybody has different loan needs and a mortgage banker knows which questions to ask in order to best match you with the right loan and monthly payment. Since we have a strict No Steering policy, you can be assured that the loan option suggested to you will fit your needs.

Your loan advisor will also explain all the steps–from getting started, to locking in your low rate, to closing your loan fast, in little as 30 days or less!!. Because we are a direct lender, if you have any questions during the loan process, you will have one direct number enabling you to get quick answers straight from the source.

Client Testimonials – What Our Customers are Saying

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Working with Michael was the best decision we made. He was helpful and informative through the entire process. There were nights that he was up sending me emails about how to quickly repair my credit score, while most people would be sleeping. His dedication to customer service and finding the best mortgage to fit his clients needs is exactly why we will be calling Michael the next time we are purchasing a house.

David Long Orlando, FL

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The service and personal attention we received from Michael Minkoff was exceptional and beyond what we were expecting! His knowledge of the local and national market and his commitment in finding us the best rate helped us in our search for our dream home. As first time home buyers everything was new to us and the most important thing we wanted was someone we could trust to give us the best advice. After patiently going through every figure and explaining what each payment was for, Michael made sure we were comfortable and sure of our decisions. He was there for us every step of the way. I'm glad we chose his services and would recommend him to anyone buying a home.

Thomas Coyle Clearwater, Fl

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We were looking at so many options for our Refi – 15  Year vs. 30 Year, combining two mortgages into one. We tried working with our bank, but became very frustrated at the inflexibility. We decide to talk to Michael because he had helped us so much with our first mortgage almost 10 years ago. Michael gave us the pros and cons of every option we discussed, and was always  open to running multiple scenarios for us. When we  finally chose the right financing plan for our needs, Michael guided us through every step of the way.

Henry Jost Fort Myers, FL

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I have used Mike at Shoreline many times. I keep going back because there is noone better to work with. I have used others but they simply cannot touch the personalized and professional service that Mike and Shoreline provide. I am a client for life.

David Templer North Miami Beach

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I worked with Michael to buy a home in Miami. From my first interaction with Michael to the last moment of the closing, Michael was extraordinarily responsive, attentive and kind. Michael is the consummate professional. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable about the entire real estate industry. I give him my highest recommendation and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.

Judi Haberkorn Miami, FL

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My wife and I have bought two homes in the last 4 years and have used Michael services each time. He is quick to give you the information you need to make an informed decision. His knowledge of the market is truly exceptional! He is on your side with the banks and always gives you best deal you qualify for. I would highly recommend Michael to anybody looking to finance a new home.

Jason Fromm Plantation, FL

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Michael is very professional and knowledgeable. We were extremely lucky to have him help us, not once, but twice on with our mortgages. He knows what he is doing and he gets the job done well before deadline! We never need to worry about anything with his help!

Chloe Yang Weston FL

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Michael Minkoff was great. He worked through all the different ways we could structure our loan and helped us find the one that was absolutely best for our situation. I really appreciated how quick he was to respond to us throughout the process and yet I never felt rushed, as he made sure we understood everything happening throughout the process. I have been and will continue to recommended him to others I know looking for a mortgage.

Berry Long Longwood, FL

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I am more than satisfied with services of Shoreline Mortgage .  I worked through this process with Michael Minkoff. Since the first day until the closing date he was very profesional , very dedicated to his work , very knowledgeable mortgage person , always available with all questions, always available with the best answers. He made the process very smooth.  His words always were... no worry , we will make it happens .  We did .!!!. I will use Michael and  this company for my future purchases or refinance and will definitely recommend his services to family and friends . I can't thank him enough. Thank you Michael for everything. You made it posible . Thank you!

Maylene R. Miami, Fl

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Our good friend recommended Michael and he helped us to secure a mortgage on our second house in Miramar, FL. We closed our house right on time without any delays. Michael took care of every single detail in the loan approval process and explained very clearly about the different options that was available to us. He guided us in such a professional manner that we didn’t have to worry about anything. He was very prompt and kept us updated throughout the process which went very smoothly. It was a pleasure to work with him and will highly recommend him to our friends too. Thank you Michael!

Kumar Senthil Miramar, FL

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