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Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Secure an adjustable-rate mortgage and take advantage of low rates to save on your monthly payment.

An adjustable-rate mortgage lets you secure a low initial payment and take advantage of every opportunity to reduce your rate over the length of your mortgage. At Listerhill, we can help you get the best rates and terms that you need to purchase the home you want at an affordable rate.

  • Flexible loan terms including a 3/3 and 5/5 adjustable-rate mortgage
  • Up to 100% financing
  • 2% Rate cap to keep your mortgage affordable
Adjustable-Rate Options

An adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) allows you to lock in a low initial interest rate for your home loan for a period. Once that time expires, the interest rate will fluctuate with the market.

You can secure an adjustable-rate mortgage with terms that vary, including a 3/3 and a 5/5 mortgage.

Our ARMs give you more time at one rate before adjusting, unlike other lenders. While many adjustable-rate mortgages fluctuate annually, you can go 3-5 years without a rate change when you choose Listerhill.

Which option is right for you?

It comes down to your long-term goals and short-term affordability.

  • You might prefer an adjustable-rate mortgage over a fixed-rate mortgage if...
    • You plan to move before the introductory rate expires.
    • You want a lower payment during your initial payment period.
    • You think rates will drop in the future.
    • You are planning on relocating before the rate adjusts
    • You know you will be paying off the loan in a few years
    • You need to move fast and have limited time to secure a down payment
    • You do not qualify for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but want a 30-year payment schedule
    • Your payment could decrease if the index against which your ARM is benchmarked drops
  • A 3/3 adjustable-rate mortgage is right for you if...

    A 30-year ARM with a fixed interest rate for the first three years, then fluctuating every three years

    A 3/3 ARM is best if you want to lock in the lowest rate, but over a shorter period and are okay with the rate fluctuating more often.

  • A 5/5 adjustable rate-mortgage is right for you if...

    A 30-year ARM with a fixed interest rate for the first five years, then fluctuating every five years.

    A 5/5 ARM is best if you want to lock in a low rate over a longer period and maintain the same rate over an extended time.

    With a 5/5 adjustable-rate mortgage, you can go 10 years with only one rate adjustment, whereas with other lenders, you could experience up to six rate changes in the same time period.

Product Features
Up To 100% Financing

Get up to 100% financing on select mortgage products.

Pay Back on Your Terms

Consult with one of our friendly loan officers about a payback term that fits your goals.

Convenient Payment Options

Conveniently pay off your loan through Online or Mobile Banking, automatic payments, or your local branch.

Electronic Mortgage Application Process

Buy your home without ever entering a branch.

No Charge for Mortgage Insurance

When you get an In House Loan with Listerhill, pay no monthly charge for Mortgage Insurance so you can dedicate your full monthly payment to your actual loan. 

Save Money Where it Matters

We charge no Mortgage Tax for Alabama real estate, no admin fees ever for our In House Loans, and have discounted origination fees on purchases.

Adjustable or Fixed Rates

Get into a home with a low adjustable rate or at a fixed rate set by the market.

Construction Loan

Build the home (or addition) of your dreams.

Government Subsidized Loans

Don't have the cash to put down? Qualify for a low (sometimes no) down payment with FHA, USDA, or VA mortgage loans.

Excused From Maintenance Fee

Enjoy the perk of no Maintenance Fee with your Listerhill membership while your Listerhill loan is open or has been open within the last 12 months.

Requirements for Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Qualification

To qualify for an adjustable-rate mortgage, we will look at your financial background to determine whether you have a manageable level of debt, steady income, and good credit history.

Debt to income ratio: We will review your debt to income ratio (DTI) to ensure you don’t have more debt than your income can manage. A recommended DTI, including your mortgage payment, is no more than 43%.

Steady income: Whether you’re self-employed or have a W2 job, we want to ensure that you have a stable work history showcasing your likelihood of being able to afford your home now and in the future. Two years of consistent employment are typically required to qualify for a home loan.

Credit history: Your credit score is a significant indicator of your financial responsibility. We will review your credit history and credit score to determine whether you have the background that showcases your ability to manage mortgage payments.

Down payment: For in-house 30-year loans, a down payment is required no matter the credit score. The more down payment you put down, the lower your interest rate. The sweet spot is 20%. This also gives you more equity in your home to use down the road for getting cash out for updates, improvements, or emergencies that may arise. On the ARMS we require 5% down for any 3/3 ARM no matter the credit score. The 5/5 ARM can be done as a 100% loan with no down payment depending on other qualifying attributes.

While we look at these four factors to help you qualify for a mortgage, we also realize you’re a person and will review your full profile and speak with you directly to get you the loan you want and can afford.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does it matter who your mortgage is with?

    Yes because choosing the right lender for your home loan or refinance can lead to a better transaction overall. This is especially important if you are a first time homebuyer or attempting to qualify under special circumstances.

  • Why choose Listerhill for my mortgage?

    At Listerhill, our focus is on “people helping people.” When you purchase a home, we want to offer you the support you need from application to closing.

    As a nonprofit cooperative owned and operated by its members, you own an equal “share” in Listerhill and vote in elections for the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. That means your voice is always heard, and in turn, our actions reflect your needs and desires.

    Our mortgage rates, terms, and policies will always reflect your needs in securing the best credit union mortgage loan in Alabama.

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  • Is a credit union better for mortgages?

    Securing a mortgage through a credit union is preferable for many seeking to purchase a new home or refinance. Credit unions often offer more competitive mortgage rates in Alabama and are more flexible with their terms and conditions.

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Meet our Mortgage Loan Officers
Stacy Aldridge

NMLS# 449408

4790 East Second Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

256.383.9204, ext. 1222

saldridge@listerhill.com

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Casey Neill

NMLS# 207237

1623 Hatcher Lane, Columbia, TN 38401

256.383.9204, ext. 3813

cneill@listerhill.com

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Vicki Wilson

NMLS# 198718

4790 East Second Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

256.383.9204, ext. 1386

vwilson@listerhill.com

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Ashley Robinson

NMLS# 1816083

1812 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

256.383.9204, ext. 2941

arobinson@listerhill.com

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Morgan Prestage

NMLS# 1872232

5326 Main St Spring Hill, TN

256.383.9204, ext. 1348

mprestage@listerhill.com

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Blair Cunningham

NMLS# 1962170

4790 2nd St, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

256.383.9204, ext. 3940

bcunningham@listerhill.com

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Katie Lewis

NMLS# 655785

22223 US HWY 72 Athens, AL 35613

256.975.8697

klewis@listerhill.com

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Nortricia Starnes

NMLS# 534384

1850 Cherokee Avenue Southwest, Cullman, AL 35055

256.383.9203 x2825

nstarnes@listerhill.com

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Karri Cummings

NMLS# 1701666

13400 Highway 43, Russellville, AL 35653

256.332.7756

kcummings@listerhill.com

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Additional Questions?

Listerhill has consistently been rated in the top tier for overall satisfaction by our members. While we hope you find the information you need online, we'd be happy to talk with you about questions you may have. Call us at (256) 383-9204 or 1-800-239-6033 for friendly, local assistance. Or even stop by one of our branches for personal service.

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    If you don't know the person, or aren't sure you will get what you paid for (for example, items bought from an online bidding or sales site), you should not use Zelle® for these types of transactions.

    These transactions are potentially high risk (just like sending cash to a person you don't know is high risk). Neither Listerhill Credit Union nor Zelle® offers a protection program for any authorized payments made with Zelle® – for example, if you do not receive the item you paid for or the item is not as described or as you expected.

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