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Consider a 7/1 ARM loan, starting at 5 percent with potential up-or-down yearly increments of 1 percent in the rate. Why is such an ARM loan potentially economically dangerous?

a. Actually, many people have financed their house with an ARM, and such loans are not considered potentially economically dangerous.

b. The loan interest rate can increase without limit over the life of the loan.

c. The loan interest rate for the example mentioned can start at 5 percent and increase to as much as 12 percent after 7 years, effectively doubling (+/-) the monthly payment.

d. The economic risk of an ARM loan is neutralized, because it is just as likely that the interest rate for the example mentioned could go down each year by the maximum amount.


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7/17/1 ARM loan carries a fixed interest rate for the first 77 years and potentially goes up or down depending on the country's index. 7/17/1 ARM loan has limits set on how much the interest rates of payments can rise per year or over the lifetime of the loan. It is potentially economically dangerous since the interest can increase so much that the monthly payments become doubled.

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