Posted by michaela-CA on June 04, 2007 at 11:57:39:
Payments are pretty much the same. You need to consider whether htose interest rates are firm or fluctuating. Each one the same time length? Do you have the funds for closing cost? How long do you think you’re going to stay in this home (1st time homebuyers always think they’ll stay in it for the rest of their lives, butafter a year or 2 of owning they will usually be open to something bigger or dfferent). Those 100% or n80/20% loans are usually only firm for 3 years or so. So that can be the big difference.