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What does Path assume for a mortgage type and interest rate for the Home Planning goal?

Path assumes a 30-year fixed rate mortgage by default, but allows you to change this to a 15-year fixed or a 5/1 ARM.

Path sets a default annual interest rate on your future mortgage based on your credit score, income, linked debts, target home value, state where the property is located, down payment, and projected future interest rates. You can also override this default.

To see all assumptions within your home goal, click “show assumptions”.

Please see our methodology for more details.

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