A variable mortgage rate is based on the mortgage lender’s prime rate. Prime is determined by current economic conditions, and is the benchmark interest rate used by major banks when pricing for short term loans. Since prime can increase or decrease on a monthly basis, a variable mortgage rate would increase or decrease with it as well.
· The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rate information is provided by the lenders (members of the Hawaii Association of Mortgage Brokers and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii) and compiled, as a public.