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Mortgage match-ups are found here. Be careful, things could get ugly…

Mortgage Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance

Mortgage Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance
August 22, 2012 1 Comment »

These days, it seems as if we can insure just about anything. While this may be perceived as “great news!” by overzealous insurance agents, for individual consumers it’s just more money down the drain. After all, paying for insurance always ... Read More »

Locking vs. Floating Your Mortgage Rate

Locking vs. Floating Your Mortgage Rate
August 1, 2012 15 Comments »

To mortgage men and women 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 daily basis, often over and over again by panicked borrowers. In fact, it ... Read More »

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: What’s the Credit Score Impact?

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: What’s the Credit Score Impact?
May 30, 2012 3 Comments »

Mortgage match-up: “Foreclosure vs. short sale on your credit report.” It’s been a while since I’ve come up with a mortgage match-up, but there’s been a lot of fuss about short sales and credit scores lately, so I wanted to ... Read More »

FHA vs. Conventional Loan: The Pros and Cons

FHA vs. Conventional Loan: The Pros and Cons
February 22, 2012 99 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 home loan options for home buyers these days. In recent years, FHA loans surged in ... 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 far and ... 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 these home loans stack up against one another. Before we get started, it’s important to note that there are ... 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 »

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 home loan programs to see how they stack up against each other. Today’s match-up: “5/1 ARM vs. 30-year fixed.” Everyone has heard of the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage – ... 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 »

It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “Mortgage rate vs. APR.” If you’re shopping for real estate or looking to refinance, and you’ve seen a certain mortgage rate advertised, you may have noticed a second, similar percentage adjacent to or below ... Read More »