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5 Times You Might Want to Use a 15-year Loan

5 Times You Might Want to Use a 15-year Loan

By Aly Yale / March 17, 2021
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The 30-year mortgage might be the most common, but it’s not always the best choice for every homebuyer. In fact, it’s often the most expensive mortgage you can go with — at least in the long term.  Just consider, for…

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Fixed Rate Mortgages-15 year versus 30 year Loans

By Austin White / April 17, 2014
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If you plan on using a fixed rate mortgage, you will have two main options: a 15-year loan or a 30-year loan. Although there are other terms available, the vast majority of lenders offer these two loan options.
So what makes one better than the other? The main difference between a 15-year loan and a 30-year loan is rather obvious. With a 15-year mortgage, you will pay higher monthly payments but less interest overall. By contrast, 30-year loans feature lower payments but more interest. In the long run, you will end up paying more for your home if you opt for a 30-year loan.
Although the differences seem relatively simple, there are other considerations that might make your decision more complicated. Buyers should take a hard look at their finances, budget, retirement plans, and long-term goals. It is also important to run the numbers to determine exactly how much you will pay versus how much you will save.

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