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Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure vs. Short Sale

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure vs. Short Sale
January 30, 2013 25 Comments »

It’s time for another mortgage match-up, with the latest in the series pitting the lesser known “deed in lieu of foreclosure” vs. the more popular short sale. Nowadays, there are plenty of options to get rid of your home and ... Read More »

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 »

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 101 Comments »

Another edition of mortgage match-ups: “FHA vs. conventional loan.” Our latest bout 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 popularity, largely ... Read More »

Fixed-Rate Mortgages vs. ARMs: Which to Choose?

Fixed-Rate Mortgages vs. ARMs: Which to Choose?
May 10, 2011 2 Comments »

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 time. So what’s better, the boring old fixed-rate mortgage or the more provocative adjustable-rate mortgage ... Read More »