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Subject:  Which scenario makes more sense Date:  10/2/2001  9:51 PM
Author:  craigdoc Number:  32071 of 75379

Pleez help - I need advice on which scenario makes more sense

Total cost of a house is $280,000. I am 35. I intend to put down 70,000 and after keeping a fair amount of cash for emergencies I have 40,000 to invest.

Scenario one
Take a 30-year mortgage and invest the 40K in the stock market. After 30 years I will have paid off the house and will have had the 40K growing in the stock market

Scenario two
Take a 15-year mortgage which I cannot afford unless I use 5000 a year from the 40,000. After 15 years. I will have paid off the house but will then have none of the 40K left – however I will then have the next 15 years to save and invest as I will have no mortgage. The house and mortgage will also have cost me a lot less

Thanks in anticipation

Craig

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