I have heard a few people say that "a house is not an investment" as an argument to stay in an apartment. (To me, this seems like a stupid reason, but that is not my question.) Of course, this is ...
What factors are to be considered when deciding to go with a 15 year fixed vs a 30 years fixed? Pretty simple really; I could make the payments on a 15 year fixed, but at today's low interest rates, ...
An answer to the question Spring cleaning for your finances? Is there any activity that should be done annually, with respect to your money? mentioned home inventory: The Inventory is also very ...
My wife & I are 28 years old and are looking to purchase our first home in the next 1-3 years. Our financial situation looks something like this: 24% combined gross annual income in low ...
Proper 2BRs start at $500k in our neighborhood. We're looking at buying, but I'm leery of the $100k downpayment. It would reduce our savings to 50k liquid and 75k in retirement. I can easily ...
In a house with shared ownership, if one person moves out and the other assumes mortgage, how do we determine who owns what share in the end?
Let us assume a shared ownership house, where everything is 50/50 in terms of deposit, monthly payments, bills, and eventually estate agent costs, and lawyer costs when the house is sold. If the ...
I have just sold my house and bought a new one. The lawyer I am working with to do all the necessary paperwork has sent me something about "Title Insurance". I am not quite sure exactly what this ...
My wife doesn't work anymore and she has a 401(k) of about $80,000 from an old job. I have been kicking around the idea of taking that money out or rolling into an IRA so that I can have better ...
What does mortgage insurance do? Whom does it protect? Do I need it? MUST I have it, in order to be approved by a bank for a mortgage with them?
Here is my scenario. Homeowner wants $296,000 Will give me letter stating that I have 20% down payment as a result of rent payments being applied toward purchase price. My question is...does the ...