Posts from the ‘closed mortgage’ Tag

November 24, 2010

Open vs. Closed Mortgages: The Surprising Winner Is…

Home-equity lines-of-credit (HELOCs) and open variable-rate mortgages are tempting to borrowers because they can be paid off with no penalty. Are they worth it? Using current interest rates, today's post puts the numbers to the test and compares the cost of open- vs. closed-term financing solutions. As you will see, the results are both surprising and definitive.