Fixed Rate Open Mortgages Explained

The best part about purchasing a home is that you have the flexibility to choose the right mortgage that best fits your needs. There are many types of mortgages available, such as fixed-rate open mortgages. This blog gives you an insight into what fixed-rate open mortgages are and how they operate.

What is a Fixed Rate Open Mortgage?

A fixed-rate open mortgage means that you can pay off the balance of your mortgage at any time without penalty, and you can refinance or renegotiate without being penalized for doing so.

How a fixed rate mortgage works

For example, you could refinance your mortgage for a lower interest rate or change the length of the mortgage term. A fixed-rate open mortgage allows you to pay off your balance at any time without penalty, which means you can change your repayment terms by refinancing or renegotiating without being penalized for doing so.

This Mortgage is Ideal for you if:
  1. You want to sell your property soon
  2. You want to know the exact amount of your home loan payment
  3. You want to avoid locking down for the long term in case interests rates come down
  4. You want to increase your principal and interest payment to 100% at any time during your term

Benefits and Limitations of Fixed Rate Open Mortgages

If you are looking for a mortgage with a fixed rate for the long term, then fixed-rate open mortgages could be right for you. These products allow borrowers to keep their mortgage payments fixed at an initial level (the "fixed" period) while they take advantage of low-interest rates in order to pay off their home loan faster than they would if their mortgage payments were set at a floating rate.

The main benefit of these types of mortgages is that they enable borrowers to fix their monthly repayments over time and therefore budget more effectively when it comes to managing their finances. This can help people who have less disposable income or struggle with cash flow issues by giving them peace of mind over knowing exactly how much money they'll need each month until the end of their fixed period.

One limitation of this mortgage is that the interest rate is fixed for only a set period of time, which means that it can increase once this period is over. This can mean you're paying more for your mortgage each month than you would have if you'd taken out a fixed-rate mortgage.


Fixed-rate open mortgages are a great way to get a fixed interest rate for a large chunk of your mortgage term. This can be useful if you're planning to keep your home for a long time, or if you're not sure how much money you'll have available for mortgage repayments in the future.

A fixed-rate open mortgage allows you to have financial stability every step of the way – and by choosing to work with mortgage specialist Bonnie, I can help you avoid potential pitfalls along the way, so you know exactly what you need and can stay on budget. Contact me today to get started.



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