It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “Mortgage rates vs. unemployment.” When it comes to making (or for our purposes saving) money, everyone probably wishes they… Read More »Mortgage Rates vs. Unemployment: Keep a Close Eye on the Jobs Report!
Mortgage matchups are found here. See how one loan type compares to another, or if things like home prices and mortgage rates correlate. Be careful, things could get ugly…
Mongoose vs. Cobra. Coyote vs. Roadrunner. Pirate vs. Ninja? And finally, “fixed-rate mortgage vs. adjustable-rate mortgage.” Yes, we’re talking about the greatest rivalries of all… Read More »Fixed-Rate Mortgages vs. ARMs: Which to Choose?
It’s that time again, where I take a look at a pair of popular home loan programs to determine which may better suit certain situations.… Read More »15-Year Fixed vs. 30-Year Fixed: The Pros and Cons
It’s been a while since my last mortgage match-up, so let’s give it a whirl again: “Mortgage vs. cash.” Today, the focus will be on… Read More »Mortgage vs. Cash: Which Is the Better Option When Buying a Home?
To mortgage folk across the country, it’s an age-old question: “Lock or float?” It’s a question loan officers and mortgage brokers get asked on a… Read More »Locking vs. Floating Your Mortgage Rate
It’s time for yet another mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s a biggie: “Renting vs. buying a home.” Or a townhouse for that matter…… Read More »Renting vs. Buying a Home: 55 Pros and Cons
New Home vs. Old Home It’s time for another match-up, this time we’ll compare buying a new home versus purchasing an old one. For the… Read More »Should You Buy a New Home or an Old Home? There Are Pros and Cons to Both
If you’ve been researching mortgages, or are in the process of taking out a home loan, you’ve probably come across the term “impounds” or “escrows.”… Read More »Mortgage Impounds vs. Paying Taxes and Insurance Yourself: The Pros and Cons
It’s been a while since I last posted a mortgage match-up, so without further ado, here’s the latest installment: “Prepay the mortgage or invest instead?”… Read More »Should You Prepay the Mortgage or Invest Instead? How to Earn a Better Return