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Graduated Payment Mortgage (GPM)

The GPM is another alternative to the conventional adjustable rate mortgage, and is making a comeback as borrowers and mortgage companies seek alternatives to assist in qualify for home financing.

Unlike an ARM, GPMs have a fixed note rate and payment schedule. With a GPM the payments are usually fixed for one year at a time. Each year for five years the payments graduate at 7.5% - 12.5% of the previous years payment.

GPMs are available in 30 year and 15 year amortization, and for both conforming and jumbo loans. With the graduated payments and a fixed note rate, GPMs have scheduled negative amortization of approximately 10% - 12% of the loan amount depending on the note rate. The higher the note rate the larger degree of negative amortization. This compares to the possible negative amortization of a monthly adjusting ARM of 10% of the loan amount. Both loans give the consumer the ability to pay the additional principal and avoid the negative amortization. In contrast, the GPM has a fixed payment schedule so the additional principal payments reduce the term of the loan. The ARMs additional payments avoid the negative amortization and the payments decrease while the term of the loan remains constant.

The scheduled negative amortization on a GPM differs depending on the amortization schedule, the note rate and the payment increases of the loan. GPM loans with 7.5% annual payment increases offer the lowest qualifying rate but the largest amount of negative amortization.

Contact your mortgage professional for additional information and program availability.

The note rate of a GPM is traditionally .5% to .75% higher than the note rate of a straight fixed rate mortgage. The higher note rate and scheduled negative amortization of the GPM makes the cost of the mortgage more expensive to the borrower in the long run. In addition, the borrowers monthly payment can increase by as much as 50% by the final payment adjustment.

The lower qualifying rate of the GPM can help borrowers maximize their purchasing power, and can be useful in a market with rapid appreciation. In markets where appreciation is moderate, and a borrower needs to move during the scheduled negative amortization period they could create an unpleasant situation.

We offer a variety of real estate financing options for various property types.

Financing Options:

  • Fixed/Term
  • Adjustable
  • Bridge Loans
  • Construction/Rehab
  • Home Equity Line
  • CRE Line of Credit
  • Mezzanine Loans
  • SBA Loans

Property Types:

  • Apartments (5+ Units)
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Industrial
  • Mini-Storage
  • Land
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Senior Housing
  • Student Housing
  • Mixed-Use
  • Office
  • Owner-Occupied
  • 1-4 Residential
  • Retail
  • Shopping Centers
  • Single-Tenant  

Sources of Capital:

  • Life Insurance Companies
  • Wall Street Investment Banks
  • Regional & Local Banks
  • Agency Loans
  • Credit Unions
  • Private Money

We offer a variety of real estate financing options for various property types.

Financing Options:

  • Fixed/Term
  • Adjustable
  • Bridge Loans
  • Construction/Rehab
  • Home Equity Line
  • CRE Line of Credit
  • Mezzanine Loans
  • SBA Loans

Property Types:

  • Apartments (5+ Units)
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Industrial
  • Mini-Storage
  • Land
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Senior Housing
  • Student Housing
  • Mixed-Use
  • Office
  • Owner-Occupied
  • 1-4 Residential
  • Retail
  • Shopping Centers
  • Single-Tenant  

Sources of Capital:

  • Life Insurance Companies
  • Wall Street Investment Banks
  • Regional & Local Banks
  • Agency Loans
  • Credit Unions
  • Private Money

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Pacific Financial Group, Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111 
  T: (415) 390-6750 | F: (888) 988-9434  |  info@pacfigroup.com

  Pacific Financial Group, All Rights Reserved.



 
 

CA Insurance license Samuel A. Shummon #0I49823.
Real Estate Broker – CA Bureau of Real Estate – Cal BRE #0129501 – NMLS #328979
Pacific Bay Lending, Inc.  – CA Bureau of Real Estate – Cal BRE #01874818 – NMLS #318011
www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org

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