In a volatile interest rate market, one of the most stressful parts of home buying can be trying to find the perfect home while trying to keep track of rates, payments, and affordability. In a relatively calm market, it may not be a big deal, but in 2022, when rates have moved upward faster than any time we’ve seen historically, interest rates (and payments) are shifting at light speed, and home buyers can be overwhelmed by how much (and how quickly!) monthly payments can change in the days, weeks, and months it takes to find the perfect home.
Enter, MasonMac’s Lock & Shop loan program. With our Lock & Shop product, home buyers can lock in their interest rate for an extended period of time prior to identifying a property. This is a great benefit to buyers because they can take the time to find the right home without the pressure of a rising rate environment weighing on the decision making process.
So buyers are protected from volatile rate increased while shopping for a home, but what if rates improve while they look for a home? Wouldn’t the locked rate then be a bad thing? MasonMac has you covered! Our Lock & Shop product features a 1 time float down option, so if the market improves, our customers are able to take advantage by choosing to exercise the float down option within 30 days of their settlement to take advantage of the improved market.
With the float down function, MasonMac customers get the benefit of both protection from rising rates and the ability to take advantage of an improving market, offering some peace of mind to what can be an otherwise stressful home buying process.
When considering buying a home, we think you’ll love the options we present – with long term locks, this Lock & Shop program, and our Buyer’s Advantage process, we put our customers in the best place for a stress-free house hunting and home buying process. Add to that our highly experienced team of loan officers ready to assist with in depth product knowledge and armed with the technology to streamline the loan process, and home buyers are in the best of hands when working with the team at MasonMac!