Unlock Financial Freedom with a Temporary Rate Buydown: Your Guide to Homebuying Flexibility

What is a Temporary Rate Buydown?

Homeownership is a big financial step, and the mortgage rate is a critical factor that can influence your long-term expenditure. But what if you could lower your rate temporarily? Enter the Temporary Rate Buydown—a tool that offers you a smoother, more affordable entry into your dream home.

Who Can Fund a Temporary Rate Buydown?

A Temporary Rate Buydown requires extra funds upfront to lower your initial mortgage payments. These funds can be provided by:

  1. The Seller: Through seller concessions during negotiations.
  2. The Realtor: A generous move to close the deal and help the buyer.

At United Home Mortgage Network, we're revolutionizing the space by offering a Lender-Paid 1-Year Temporary Rate Buydown for a limited period.

Types of Temporary Rate Buydowns

  1. 1-1 Temporary Rate Buydown: This option reduces your mortgage rate by 1% for the first year. This one-year reduction can provide a substantial reduction in your initial payments.

  2. 2-1 Temporary Rate Buydown: In the first year, the rate is reduced by 2%, and in the second year, it's reduced by 1%. This two-year period allows even more financial breathing space.

  3. 3-2-1 Temporary Rate Buydown: This is a three-year buydown that starts by reducing your mortgage rate by 3% in the first year, 2% in the second year, and 1% in the third year. This extended buydown can be particularly beneficial for those who anticipate increasing income over the next few years.

How Can a Temporary Rate Buydown Benefit You?

  1. Financial Flexibility: Lower payments initially can free up funds for other essential expenses, such as furnishings or an emergency fund.

  2. Easier Transition: Particularly beneficial for first-time homeowners who might face several other upfront costs.

  3. Stronger Purchase Offers: With multiple payment options, you have greater negotiating power in a competitive market.

Why Now is the Perfect Time for a Temporary Rate Buydown

Market experts predict a favorable environment for refinancing in the next two years. With a Temporary Rate Buydown, you can position yourself for a potentially beneficial refinance when market conditions are more favorable.


A Temporary Rate Buydown is more than just a mortgage term; it's a financial strategy that offers immediate benefits and future opportunities.

Curious to learn how a Temporary Rate Buydown can work for you? Contact us today!

* Specific loan program availability and requirements may vary. Please get in touch with your mortgage advisor for more information.