Which loan is right for me? Often the answer to this question is based around the number of years you plan to stay in your home. Each type of loan has specific terms that affect the amount of the payment, the interest rate, and the length of the pay back. However, this is not the only factor. It is important to weigh many factors such as income projections, economic trends, and personal debt management preferences. Weigh the pros and cons of each loan type. The important thing is to make an educated decision.