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Brexit vs. Mortgage Rates: How Low Might They Actually Go?

Brexit vs. Mortgage Rates: How Low Might They Actually Go?
June 24, 2016 No Comments »

Bye Bye Britain Well, the unthinkable happened early this morning (or late last evening depending on where you live). The UK voted to leave the European Union, agreeing to Brexit instead of Bremain, as they say. So hold onto your ... Read More »

Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan

Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan
April 6, 2016 No Comments »

Cash Out Your First Mortgage or Take Out a HELOC/Home Equity Loan? It has been nearly a year since my last mortgage match-up, so without further ado, let’s discuss a new one: “Cash out vs. HELOC vs. home equity loan.” ... Read More »

Home Prices vs. Gas Prices

Home Prices vs. Gas Prices
July 6, 2015 1 Comment »

With mortgage rates hitting 2015 highs last week, one might worry that the housing recovery will lose steam. The 30-year fixed climbed to 4.08% per the latest survey from Freddie Mac, up roughly half a percentage point from the lowest ... Read More »

Should You Buy a New Home or an Old Home?

Should You Buy a New Home or an Old Home?
July 16, 2014 8 Comments »

It’s time for another match-up, this time we’ll compare buying a new home versus purchasing an existing one. For the record, some home builders will refer to existing homes as “used,” which sounds kind of silly considering it’s a house ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. the World Cup

Mortgage Rates vs. the World Cup
June 12, 2014 No Comments »

Happy World Cup opening day everyone. I like soccer (and mortgages) so I tried desperately to come up with a way to combine both subjects. After a little bit of thought, I decided to track mortgage rates over the years ... Read More »

Mortgage vs. Cash: Which Is the Better Option When Buying a Home?

Mortgage vs. Cash: Which Is the Better Option When Buying a Home?
April 29, 2014 9 Comments »

It’s been about eight months since my last mortgage match-up, so let’s give it a whirl again. Today, the focus will be on taking out a mortgage versus using cash when purchasing a home. Buying a Home with Cash Has ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. War: The Silver Lining

Mortgage Rates vs. War: The Silver Lining
August 28, 2013 No Comments »

Over the past week or so, there have been hawkish rumblings of a U.S.-led military strike in Syria, whose government allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel indicated that his crew is “ready to go,” ... Read More »

Mortgages vs. Inflation

Mortgages vs. Inflation
April 24, 2013 No Comments »

Mortgage match-ups: “Mortgages vs. inflation.” While inflation has been kept mostly in check lately as the economy has limped along, many economists expect it to rise significantly in coming years as things get back on track. At the moment, both ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. Unemployment

Mortgage Rates vs. Unemployment
April 5, 2013 No Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “Mortgage rates vs. unemployment.” When it comes to making or saving money, everyone wants to be able to predict the future. After all, if you know what’s coming next, there are plenty of great ... Read More »

Should You Pay Off the Mortgage or Invest Instead?

Should You Pay Off the Mortgage or Invest Instead?
March 14, 2013 2 Comments »

It’s been a month and change since I last posted a mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s the latest installment. There are likely thousands of articles that deal with this subject, all with plenty of differing opinions, but we ... Read More »