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Calculating duo loan monthly reimbursements

Instead of taking a single loan of 200 000 at 1.7% over 25 years, I've been proposed to take out two loans: 100 000 at 1.2% over 15 years (loan A), 100 000 at 1.7% over 25 years (loan B) With the ...
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can I back out after signing a mortgage loan disclosure?

Can I change to another lender after signing a mortgage loan disclosure? I'm a first-time home buyer, not refinance. Thanks.
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Home loan eligibility to buy a property. Property will be registered in father's name

I need your guidance on this situation. Example: A property is identified & planning to buy / register on my father's name.Partially property value may bear by my father & for balance amount ...
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does interest payment on loan stay the same if I pay early

Hopefully, my question doesn't sound dumb, because I'm not a finance guy. Suppose I have a 100k loan, and the monthly payment is 1k. My loan payment goes 600 to interest and 400 to pay down ...
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Is paying high-value home loan by taking gold loan better?

I have a housing loan of 27 lakhs with the interest rate of 10% for 5 years. Is it really worth if I take gold loan and do a housing loan pre-payment out of it? I understand that gold loan is ...
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What is a HomeStyle Mortgage from Fannie Mae?

Background: We are considering buying home listed for USD$199,000. It is rather outdated and the systems are - we think - original to the home, built in 1976. (I'm trying to get more disclosure from ...
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Using current home as collateral for purchasing next home

I inherited my current home in September 2014. There is currently no mortgage on my property or any other associated debts. Is it possible to use my current home as collateral for the purchase of a ...
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How much do lenders care about your total available credit?

In the eyes of an auto loan officer, which applicant is lower risk? What about a mortgage? Two applicants have identical financial obligations, income, credit utilization and credit files; all that ...
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What if 40% of the remaining 60% Loan To Value (ratio) is not paid, or the borrower wants to take only 60% of the loan?

I wanted to know that what if the remaining 40% of 60% in a LTV (Loan to Value ratio ) for buying a home is not paid but the borrower only wants to get 60% of the total amount of home loan that is ...
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Is it better to hold cash in a mortgage offest or term deposit account long term?

I am refinancing a variable rate mortgage (current rates are low and expected to fall further in the next 12 months - currently 4.25%). I have a cash sum equivalent to about 20% of the full loan ...
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Jumbo loan amount before or after downpayment? [duplicate]

I want to take out a mortgage, but the value of the house is greater than $417,000, which is the amount when a mortgage becomes a Jumbo loan. I looked for more information on BankRate.com, and even ...
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Handling loan on flat to rent

I intend to buy 2 room flat and rent it. Flat costs 240k and I have 70k in cash. I expect to get paid 2k per month from renting flat (1k per room). Bank requires my minimal contribution of 10% of flat ...
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What is the formula to calculate loans at variable rates and what is the function of PV (present value) in calculations?

Yesterday, I tried during the whole day to solve that problem: You have been living in the house you bought 6 years ago for $250,000. At that time, you took out a loan for 80% of the house at a fixed ...
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Loan on my inherited property

My father died in 2009 and left me all his property and belongings in a will. I have lived in the home and paid the taxes since then. Is it possible to get a loan against the property so I can fix the ...
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What kinds of charges/fees are there for NRI Home Loan from SBI?

I have questions regarding Home Loan that I am taking from SBI. When we(my spouse and I) initially went to the bank, the SBI, the NRI Branch manager told us about all the procedures for an NRI Home ...
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Co-signing a loan with girlfriend. How do I protect myself?

I live with my girlfriend. We are in a committed relationship and we both see things progressing toward marriage. We recently found out that the house we live in needs a new roof. She owns the house; ...
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What is formula to calculate “In 5 years” amount on page 3 of the mortgage Loan Estimate form?

Loan Estimate form for mortgages in US have a "In 5 years" amount paid. What is the formula for calculating that based on other values in the form ? On page 3 of the example form at http://www....
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How can I get out of the debt-trap as quickly as possible?

I have a credit card with 30% interest and a real estate loan with 11% interest. The amount of debt on my card is lower than the real estate loan. I want to redeem the instalments of the real estate ...
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What happens to an Earnest Money Deposit if underwriting falls through?

I paid an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) on a home purchase to an escrow account setup by real estate agents and later paid the full down payment amount to the title insurance company. If underwriting ...
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Australia SMSF - using it to offset the interest owning on my personal home-loan

I'm quite sure I know the answer to this question however, I need to ask to confirm my own findings. Can I use my SMSF to offset the interest owning on my personal home-loan? Obviously, I can't ...
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Whether H1 B Non Immigrant visa holders are allowed to purchase Home in the US?

Are H1 B Non Immigrant visa holders allowed to purchase homes in the US, assuming they have the necessary income and a good down payment (20-30%)? Will the immigration status affect approval for the ...
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Is it the right time to start the homebuying process?

Jan 2015 My wife and I were in the market to buy a home and we got preapproved. The credit pull revealed a negative mark on her credit report (sub-600 FICO score) which was for a student loan that ...
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What to consider when loaning parents $50k to pay off investment property

I am looking for the potential pitfalls I could be about to fall in, and ways to mitigate them. I live in Australia. My fiancee and I have roughly $100k in savings, which we want to use to buy a ...
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Section 24 - Home loan interest benefit - Ambiguity to calculate 3 years construction complete limit on home loan disbursed in installments

I have booked a flat in under construction project in Pune in 2012. I have taken loan for the same and the first disbursement was made on 17 Jan 2013. I have started paying Full EMI against this home ...
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Can a retired person be co applicant of a home loan?

I am willing to take home loan along with my father whose age is 64. He will be the co applicant. But as the maximum age of repaying a loan is 70 is it possible to remove his name as co applicant and ...
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home loan part payment with emi effect - revised emi amount?

Loan Amount 1,215,371.00 Annual Interest Rate 10.15% Term of Loan in Years 12 First Payment Date 10/09/2014 Payment Frequency Monthly Compound Period Monthly ...
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Do home loans ever have a limit on what can be paid toward the principal?

Do home loans ever have a limit on what can be paid toward the principal during each month (or billing cycle)? In other words: Do some lenders prohibit taking out a home loan and paying it completely ...
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Closing a home loan and credit card use

I'll be closing on a home loan in the next month. I'm aware of the risks of running up credit during this period. Right now I have a very low credit utilization ratio (~5% or less). I'd like to make a ...
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Loan servicing company sent me a check in error and wants it back

I was in the process of refinancing my home with RanLife. Shortly after the refinance went through my loan was sold to Chase bank. I received a check from the loan servicing company LoanCare for ...
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Hedging your personal assets

I have been recently reading about how derivative instruments (options, forwards, future contracts) are used to protect your securities. I started wondering if its similarly possible to hedge your ...
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What percent of the profit do you get from selling a home with a mortgage?

This is a very simple question, but I've had a hard time finding a simple answer. Suppose Bob has a home that's worth $100k, with a mortgage, with $50k of the principal paid off (so he still owes the ...
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If bank can give less home loan than PAL offered based on my credibility

I have applied PAL (Pre approved home loan ) for a bank. Bank have approved the amount what I needed. When I confirmed with them, they assured they have check my cibil and credibility before approving ...
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Transfer from NRE account to a local Indian account is it taxable

This may sound like a repeated question yet I would like to be sure on the answer. I am currently working in US. I do occasional transfer from my US account to my Indian NRE account (ICICI Bank) ...
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If I have a home loan preapproval letter for x, can the seller know this without me explicitely telling them?

So, where I live there is in a major seller's market. Houses are sold within days of listing, which makes things like getting loan approval for houses a bit of an issue. I know I can get a blank ...
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Pre-Emi Calculation

I would like to take home loan for under-construction building in India. Completion time will be 30Months. How do I calculate pre-emi, if I take the home-loan of Rs.60L for 15 Years with an interest ...
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Want to get off a home loan in TN

I am in a home loan with my ex-partner in joint tenancy. She is the primary on the loan paperwork. I would like to remove myself from the loan. Is that possible? She does not want to refinance in ...
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What sort of demands is it reasonable for a home loan lender to make on the borrower, if any?

What sort of demands is it reasonable for a home loan lender to make on the borrower? For example, if a first-time home buyer with a FICO score in the 600s relocates to another city and applies for a ...
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Selling a home in the UK to buy a home in the US

I US citizen currently live in the UK, but will be moving back to the US in the near future. I own a home in the UK, with a sizeable mortgage and a LTV ratio of about 70%. I would like to sell my home ...
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Loan to buy a real estate in Germany

Today I have a question about home-loans: I started saving money to raise a small capital in order to submit a request for a loan and since I am totally new to this topic (and some language barriers ...
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What are the pros and cons of buying a house just to rent it out?

My situation is that I'm 23 and have about $4k a month of spare income after everything. I'm considering buying a house in the area I come from, a relatively cheap area where I have friends who bought ...
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Buying a home-Make as large a downpayment as possible, or keep cash to invest

I'm trying to decide whether to put a full 20% down on a new home (primary residence), which would eat up most of my cash from sale of current home, or do something like 10% down, 80% conventional (...
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can foreign income be used to pay Home loans without paying any taxes?

Can we use the foreign income(from North America), transfer it to my savings account in India and pay my home EMI? I read here in forum that foreign income is not taxable unless used to buy stocks, ...
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Trading an FHA loan to bank for an REO

I hope this is the right location for this question. I couldn't find a section that better fit this question. If this is not the right place please let me know. I got a house 3 years back using an ...
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How can I judge loan availability?

I want to apply for home loan ( I am from India ). But I did not know If I am qualified for loan or not. Previous history is that I already have a home loan for a property through my family. That ...
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Tax Exemption on Home loan on property on Father's name in INDIA

We have an independent house registered on my father's name. I took a loan for construction of first floor. The bank has granted the loan after submission of documents and verifications. My father is ...
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Loan Application in South Dakota

A co-worker of mine is going in to apply for a loan and start the closing documents for their home, and from the sounds of it they are not going through a Realtor because they are already living in ...
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Can I get home loan and claim tax benefit if I repay the loan for a property in India which is in my mother's name?

We are planning to buy a new house in India of which my mother will be the sole-owner. At present, she doesn't have any source of income. Now I have two questions in it. Is it possible for me to ...
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Can't sell my house because of HOA delinquency rate

Just found out a few days before settlement on the sale of my house that most lenders will not lend funds to a buyer if the property they are purchasing is part of an HOA community where more than 15% ...
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Principal amount on house loan shown in saving 80C

I booked a property in April 2014. This property is under construction. I got a loan on this property and paid EMI from May 2014 with Principal amount and interest I want to know:- Can I get benefit ...
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mortgage vs car loan vs invest extra cash?

I received a good bonus this year and am trying to figure out the best way to use it. I have no credit card or student debt, maintain an emergency fund, and am maxing out tax advantaged retirement ...