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Comparing 15-Year and 30-Year Mortgages

Comparing 15-Year and 30-Year Mortgages

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15-year or 30-year mortgage - Which one is right for you?


If you’ve been looking at mortgages, you’ll have to determine the terms of the loan. There are several differences between a 15-year mortgage and a 30-year mortgage that you should consider when determining the right mortgage for your new home purchase.

Here is a comparison between the two mortgages.

15 year mortgage

Higher monthly payment: The monthly payment of a 15-year mortgage will be higher than a 30-year mortgage because the amount of time to repay the loan is shorter. 


Lower interest rates: If you qualify, you can get a lower interest rate on a 15-year loan.

Lower amount of total interest paid: Lower interest rates and shorter repayment terms resulting a lower amount of total interest paid on the loan. Some homeowners can save well over $100,000 on the total purchase of their homes, depending on the amount of the loan.


Stricter qualifications: Qualifying for a 15-year loan can be a bit tougher than qualifying for a 30-year loan. 


30 year mortgage

Lower monthly payment: The monthly payment for a 30-year loan is lower than a 15-year loan because the amount of time to repay the loan is longer.


Higher interest rates: 30-year mortgages have a slightly higher interest rate than a 15-year mortgage.


Higher amount of total interest paid: Because the length of time for repayment is longer, you can expect to pay a larger amount of interest during the life of the loan.


Easier qualifications: Qualifying for a 30-year loan is a little easier than a 15-year loan.


To determine which loan is right for you, contact the mortgage specialists at Midland Mortgage Corp. today.

Call 803.765.1680 or toll-free at 800.854.9484. 
Posted Jan 03, 2013 by Midland Mortgage Corporation