2-1 Buydown


2-1 Buydown
A type of mortgage with a set of two initial temporary-start interest rates that increase in stair-step fashion until a permanent interest rate is reached. The initial interest rate reductions are either paid for by the borrower in order to help them qualify for a mortgage, or might be paid for by a builder as incentive to purchase a home.

Sometimes the cost of a buydown is calculated and placed in an escrow account where each month a certain amount is paid out equal to the difference in the temporary mortgage payment and what the eventual mortgage payment will be. Other times the cost of the buydown is treated like a traditional mortgage point. A thorough analysis should be conducted by the borrower to ensure that a buydown is economical in either situation.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Buydown — закладная, ежемесячная плата по которой состоит из основной суммы и процентов. При этом в течение начального периода часть выплат осуществляется третьей стороной, с тем чтобы снизить ежемесячные выплаты заемщика. См. также: Закладные Финансовый… …   Финансовый словарь

  • Buydown — A buydown is a mortgage financing technique where the buyer attempts to obtain a lower interest rate for at least the first few years of the mortgage. [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/buydown Definition of buydown ] , Dictionary] The… …   Wikipedia

  • Buydown — A mortgage financing technique with which the buyer attempts to obtain a lower interest rate for at least the first few years of the mortgage, but possibly its entire life. The builder or seller or the property usually provides payments to the… …   Investment dictionary

  • buydown — noun a) An accelerated repayment of the principal of a loan. b) A payment by a third party to a lender to reduce some of all of the payments otherwise required, especially in first few years of the loan, thereby enhancing the apparent quality of… …   Wiktionary

  • buydown — A lump sum payment made to a creditor by a borrower or a third party to reduce the amount of some or all of the borrower s periodic payments to repay the indebtedness. American Banker Glossary 1) A lump sum payment made to the creditor by the… …   Financial and business terms

  • buydown — / baɪdaυn/ noun US the action of paying extra money to a mortgage in order to get a better rate in the future …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 3-2-1 Buydown — A type of mortgage with a series of three initial temporary start interest rates that increase in a stair step fashion until a permanent interest rate is reached. Lenders will charge for the temporary interest rate reductions. A 3 2 1 buydown is… …   Investment dictionary

  • builder buydown loan — A mortgage loan on newly developed property that the builder subsidizes during the early years of the development. The builder uses cash to buydown the mortgage rate to a lower level than the prevailing market loan rate for some period of time.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Builder buydown loan — A mortgage loan on newly developed property that the builder subsidizes during the early years of the development. The builder uses cash to buy down the mortgage rate to a lower level than the prevailing market loan rate for some period of time.… …   Financial and business terms

  • mortgage rate buydown — A subsidy on the interest rate a homebuyer pays on a loan; often used (usually by developers) as an incentive to encourage homebuyers to purchase a particular home or loan. For example, if the homebuyer s interest rate is 6%, a developer might… …   Law dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.