With a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate remains the same throughout the length of the loan. As a result, your principal and interest payments are predictable from the first payment to the last.
Fixed-rate loans are usually offered with repayment terms of 30, 25, 20 or 15 years.
The rates for fixed-rate loans are often slightly higher than the rates for adjustable-rate loans.
Fixed-rate loans are a good choice if you plan to remain in the same home for several years and/or if interest rates are expected to rise.