What is a Fixed Rate Mortgage?

If your goal is long-term home ownership, you may enjoy the comfort of having a consistent payment each month. With a Fixed Rate Mortgage, your loan will be paid over a period of 15 or 30 years with the same interest rate each month. Your payments are based on a fixed interest rate, principal loan amount and amortized interest over 15 or 30 years.

With this type of loan, you can create a low interest, dependable mortgage payment that will stay the same for the life of your loan. You may pay your mortgage at any time without pre-payment penalties. Your actual payment will vary based on your situation and the current interest rates at the time you apply.

A fixed rate mortgage can be applied to any type of loan you take out, whether that be a VA, Conventional, FHA, or Jumbo Loan.

What do I Need to Qualify?


Typically, lenders want your monthly debts, including the estimated cost of your new loan payments, to be less than 28 percent of your gross monthly income. It is the thought that these borrowers are less likely to default on their loan. You will need to provide proper pay stub, 1099s, w-2’s, award letters, and tax returns.


Lenders also want to see that you have been employed with the same company for about two years. Like your debt to income ratio (DTI), this means you are more likely to keep up with payments.

Credit Score

A high credit score (720 or better) signals to lenders that you will make your loan payments on time. Lenders usually like to see a score of at least 620 to qualify for a 30-year fixed loan. A high credit score can also lower your interest rate dramatically.

Contact Us Today

Any questions? Chat with us now! Our Loan Officers would love to answer any of your questions and get you pre-qualified today!

The Griffin Funding Experience

At Griffin Funding you can expect transparency and open communication, a knowledgeable team of industry experts and a customer-centric team working together to make your home buying experience effortless and exciting. We are fast and efficient, closing most of our purchase loans in 30 days or less.

Griffin Funding will offer the right loan tailored to you (VA, FHA, Conv, Jumbo and much more). Contact us for more information on your mortgage loan needs.