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FHA Loan vs. Conventional Loan: The Pros and Cons

FHA Loan vs. Conventional Loan: The Pros and Cons
February 22, 2012 148 Comments »

Another edition of mortgage match-ups: “FHA loan vs. conventional loan.” Our latest mortgage match-up pits FHA loans against conventional loans, both of which are popular options for homeowners these days. In recent years, FHA loans surged in popularity, largely because ... Read More »

20-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Get a Better Rate?

20-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Get a Better Rate?
February 8, 2012 12 Comments »

It’s time for a new mortgage match-up, and because paying down the mortgage early seems to be so en vogue these days, let’s take a look at “20-year mortgages vs. 30-year mortgages.” The most common type of mortgage is the ... Read More »

Cash Out Refinance vs. Rate and Term Refinance

Cash Out Refinance vs. Rate and Term Refinance
November 18, 2011 No Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage match-up, though this installment is more about distinction than rivalry. If you’re in the market to refinance your current mortgage rate, you’ll most likely be asked if you want any “cash out” with that. This ... Read More »

10-Year Mortgages vs. the 30-Year Fixed: Which Is Better?

10-Year Mortgages vs. the 30-Year Fixed: Which Is Better?
September 20, 2011 8 Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage match-up folks. Today, we’ll look at 10-year mortgages versus the 30-year fixed mortgage to see how they stack up. Before we get started, it’s important to note that there are two very different types of ... Read More »

Mortgage Rates vs. Home Prices

Mortgage Rates vs. Home Prices
August 1, 2011 5 Comments »

Mortgage Q&A: “Mortgage rates vs. home prices.” Today we’ll take a look at the impact of both home prices and mortgage rates on your decision to buy a piece of property, along with the relationship they share. Obviously, both are ... Read More »

Second Mortgage vs. Home Equity Loan

Second Mortgage vs. Home Equity Loan
July 28, 2011 No Comments »

It’s time for another installment of “mortgage match-ups.” Today’s match-up: “Second mortgage vs. home equity loan.” This is an epic battle of the junior liens, which while subordinate to their first mortgage brethren, can still hold their own in a ... Read More »

Jumbo Loans vs. Conforming Loans

Jumbo Loans vs. Conforming Loans
July 7, 2011 No Comments »

Today we’ll look at another common mortgage match-up: “Jumbo loans vs. conforming loans.” If you currently have a mortgage, or have been shopping for a mortgage, you’ve probably heard plenty about both jumbo loans and conforming loans. So what’s the ... Read More »

5/1 ARM vs. the 30-Year Fixed : Pros and Cons

5/1 ARM vs. the 30-Year Fixed : Pros and Cons
June 24, 2011 50 Comments »

Here we go again…it’s that special time where I compare two popular loan programs to see how they stack up against each other. Today’s match-up: “30-year fixed vs. 5/1 ARM.” Everyone has heard of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage – it’s ... Read More »

7/1 ARM vs. 30-Year Fixed Mortgage: Pros and Cons

7/1 ARM vs. 30-Year Fixed Mortgage: Pros and Cons
June 6, 2011 No Comments »

When shopping for a mortgage, it’s very important to pick a suitable loan product for your unique situation. Today, we’ll compare two popular loan programs, the “30-year fixed mortgage vs. the 7-year ARM.” We all know about the traditional 30-year ... Read More »

Mortgage Rate vs. APR: What to Watch For

Mortgage Rate vs. APR: What to Watch For
May 31, 2011 2 Comments »

Mortgage match-ups: “Mortgage rate vs. APR” If you’ve seen a certain mortgage rate advertised lately, you may have noticed a second, similar percentage adjacent to or below that rate. But why? Well, one is the mortgage rate, which is the ... Read More »