A balloon loan can be an excellent option for many borrowers. A balloon loan is usually rather short, with a term of three to five years, but the payment is based on a term of up to 15 years. There is, however, a risk to consider. At the end of your loan term, you will need to pay off your outstanding balance. This usually means you must refinance your loan or convert the balloon loan to a traditional loan at the current interest rates.
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