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

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 Loan vs. Conventional Loan: The Pros and Cons

FHA Loan 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 »

15-Year Fixed Mortgage vs. 30-Year Fixed Mortgage: The Pros and Cons

15-Year Fixed Mortgage vs. 30-Year Fixed Mortgage: The Pros and Cons
May 17, 2011 4 Comments »

Today’s mortgage match-up: “15-year fixed mortgage vs. 30-year fixed mortgage.” It’s that time again, where I take a look at a pair of popular mortgage programs to determine which may better suit certain situations. As always, there is no one-size-fits-all ... Read More »