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Subject:  Re: Get a mortgage or pay cash? Date:  4/9/2013  1:46 PM
Author:  Dwdonhoff Number:  125076 of 126963

Hi Tidegirl,

I'm on vacation with limited online time, but I could have sworn we dove into your scenario here about 3-4 weeks ago, no?

Bottom line (apologies for the short answer);
Assuming you are responsible savers, versus habitual consumers (which your existing profile would suggest the former is true,) then;
FINANCIALLY you'll be far better off putting as little cash into the down payment/equity on your new home as you can (pending qualification & offer from the best loan options.)

Your long-term financial growth, and immediate and longterm financial security, will be best served by maximizing your liquid safe growth accounts, which will outperform the after-tax costs of your purchase financing.

Luck,
Dave Donhoff
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