A mortgage is a loan that is secured by real property (land, buildings).

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VA Mortgage Refinance Question

We have paid $400.00 for this refinance with the local bank we continually have our checking account and mortgage with. We have been waiting for the weather to be above freezing in order for our ...
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Extracting the value of a rate increase

Say I enter in a 30 year fixed rate mortgage at 3% interest a year (in the US). 5 years after, the rates climb to 10% a year for a 25 year mortgage. Assuming the value of the home stayed constant, ...
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new car loan vs use mortgage loan to pay for car

We have a mortgage loan for 3.5% and just got a car loan for 1.49%. My husband thinks we should pay off the car with our mortgage loan instead of using the car loan because we can claim mortgage ...
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After hitting 80% LTV, my mortgage lender refuses to remove PMI. Any recourse?

I recently refinanced my home. At the time based on the appraisal vs. amortization I found I would be stuck with PMI (private mortgage insurance) for about 9 months. I've paid extra on the mortgage ...
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Investment property refinance following a low appraisal?

Before I met my wife, I bought a house in April 2007, using a mortgage from my credit union. In December 2011 I refinanced this mortgage into a 4.625% fixed conforming 25-year mortgage with a Lender. ...
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Reporting a debt with $0 minimum payment on loan application

I am planning to buy a house later this year, and will be applying for a mortgage. I'm aware that part of the application will be reporting the amount I pay now for other outstanding loans (student ...
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Accepting a deposit into my mortgage from a third party and paying them interest

I'm a net borrower with a variable interest rate mortgage secured against my house. Let's say there is $200,000 owing and I'm paying 5% interest to the bank. It has a redraw at-will facility and I'm ...
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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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How do you choose which mortgage structure is appropriate when buying a home?

My lease is up in 1 month, and I'm looking to buy a home in the next 4 weeks. I have narrowed it down to two that I am interested in. I'm wondering about the type of mortgage I should get. Which ...
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Mortgage interest deduction isn't affecting total income tax refund/owed?

I am reporting 2014 tax with TaxAct software. One question is about mortgage interest deduction. We bought the house(marriage joint) on 1998. It is our main and only residence. The rough mortgage ...
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Can I buy my wife out of our house without affecting her benefits?

My wife and I separated and she moved out of our family home. She has not worked for the duration of our marriage as I had a good income and she looked after our young children. She has chosen a life ...
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Does an LLC Protect me From Owing a Mortgage?

Let's say myself and my two peers, Adam and Ryan, start a limited liability company together, called Adryda LLC. We each put in $10,000 and take 33% equity. Later, Adryda buys a property with the ...
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Fixed versus adjustable rate mortgages for short duration ownership

I am planning on buy a house in the US. I expect to use the own the home as my primary residence for 5 years and then use it as a rental property. I think that means I will have to refinance after 5 ...
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Best way to make most of savings with ISA and Offset mortgage

I currently have an offset mortgage and also ISA stocks and shares account. The mortgage is only small as the property wasn't expensive and I placed a large deposit (40% of property) down. I have ...
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Paying over the minimum mortgage payment

I have a mortgage with Wells Fargo which I just obtained a few months ago for a new home. Due to unexpected circumstances, I am no longer planning on staying in the home as long as I thought I would. ...
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Should I use my primary home or the investment property for collateral on the mortage when buying an investment property?

I am buying a rental house in ocean city, MD. My primary home is PA. I do not know whether it is better for me to take mortgage on my primary house or part time rental house? Which give me more tax ...
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How to figure out the life time saving of refinancing?

I'm looking at refinancing my $290,000 mortgage (present is 30 yr fix, and with 26 yrs left) from 5.0% to 3.875% with no fees. I'm trying to figure out the lifetime savings. I believe this change in ...
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Does this Budget Make Sense for a New Condo?

I’ve been obsessively reading for the past week or two about how much of your gross/net income to be spending on Mortgage/Insurance/Taxes/HOA. More conservative estimates were at 25% of your gross ...
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What I can do to offset a bad fixed-rate mortgage?

My mortgage came up for renewal right at the time in 2009 when UK interest rates hit rock bottom. This was unprecidented, and most financial advice was to take out a fixed-rate mortgage. So I perhaps ...
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Evaluating Mortgage Refinance Loan Offers - Short Time Frame

I currently have a 4.5% mortgage with a balance of $247,000, and am going to refinance. However, my situation is a little atypical in that I don't plan to live in the house more than 3-4 more years. ...
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Issue with mortgage valuation on new build property

I have a friend who recently put a deposit down on a new-build flat in a large new development in Scotland, it's priced at £150,000. He's paid the reservation fee, and been approved for the mortgage ...
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15 year mortgage vs 30 year paid off in 15

I've found similar questions, but they all seem to focus on a preexisting 30 year mortgage and whether or not it makes sense to refinance to a 15. My question is a bit different. I have not yet ...
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Mortgage property

My Husband and I bought a mortgage house in 50/50 partnership, I am not working and he is paying all costs. However he works out of town and decided to stay there. But he is still paying full ...
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Can having a co-signer on a house loan reduce the down payment required?

I have worked as a freelance web designer for 3 years before taking a salary job at a company 6 months ago. I have enough money saved up and make enough at this job to own a house but I doubt I will ...
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What is a tranche?

I am studying Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs) - My understanding is that the product consists of mortgages which have real estate as collateral. The mortgages are bundled in batches ...
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FAFSA, internship and a new house

I completed 2 internship this year and my total income was roughly 24K. I had 7k or so withheld. I wrote checks to my parents:5k to contribute with the minimum to receive a mortgage loan required and ...
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Put extra payments towards almost paid off house or newer house?

My wife and I have two houses: one her parents live in and has only 4.5 years of mortgage payments left, the other we live in and is only 2 years into a 30 year mortgage. She has been making extra ...
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Does FHA goes hand in hand with PMI ?

I am curious: Can a first time home buyer put a %20 downpayment (to escape the PMI) and still have that low HUD APR? Do HUD and PMI have to go hand in hand ? This is what I think: if I am a ...
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Does settlement of second mortgage count as short sale?

Does settlement of second mortgage count as short sale? Suppose you settle a second mortgage debt (perhaps because the house/home is seriously underwater). That will report to the credit bureaus as a ...
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mortgage/title and gift giving tax law question

my mother has offered to gift me the 20% needed for my new home purchase. It has been determined that adding her would be a hindrance to my mortgage loan, thus I am facing gift giving tax issues. ...
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Home (re)Finance and Providing Additional Information

Since mortgage refinance rules require substantial information, and the goal is to evaluate whether the borrower has the discipline and ability to repay the loan, it would make sense to gather ...
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Everyone says you should start saving young. However, should my priority be to pay off my mortage? [duplicate]

Everything I read says you should use time to your advantage and start saving as soon as possible. However, I have a home mortage with an interest rate higher that what one could expect to make out of ...
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Construction loans - when do payments begin?

For the sake of round numbers, consider this scenario: $300,000 land purchase $700,000 cost to build a home $200,000 down payment Figure building the home will take 1 year. My question is, for ...
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Does a house mortgage make it easier to get a personal loan?

This question is about whether a house mortgage "on its own" would improve a persons chances to qualify for a personal loan. With this I mean, does a house loan provide benefits that, simply because ...
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Why would my mortgage payment change if the interest rate stayed the same?

I just received a letter from my bank , stating that my yearly rollover interest rate would not be changing. As of now we pay $353.72 on the principal and 61.63 on the interest. This loan is almost 18 ...
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How do margins on tracker mortgages (variable rate mortages) vary over time?

One kind of mortgage, in the UK at least, is a tracker: the interest rate is equal to the central bank's base rate of interest, plus a constant margin. The margin can apply for the lifetime of the ...
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HAMP enrollment and side effects

I am in the process of getting enrolled in the Home Affordable Modification Program through my bank to lower my mortgage payment, which is high because I got my house back in 2007 and haven't ...
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Getting Rid of PMI [duplicate]

We bought a house for less than 20% down payment, and now we pay over $150 a month for useless PMI (private mortgage insurance). I regret having done this, but assuming that I can't change the past, ...
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Refinance when going to sell?

I currently own a home with a mortgage at 4.25%. I'm five years into a 15 year loan. My wife and I would like to sell within the next three years and we have almost 50% equity in the house. We ...
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Should I give my mortgage broker access to my bank account?

Is it safe to allow a mortgage broker to access my finances? They are requesting it in order to present account balances to our home loan issuer, and while I wouldn't suspect they are scamming us or ...
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When mortgage in dollars should be replace with mortgage in rubles?

I've found the picture below, which demonstrates at which RUB/USD exchange rate mortgage in rubles is less expensive, then mortgage in dollars (i.e. when refinancing of dollar mortgage to ruble ...
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Here's my plan for saving up for a house - What can I do to improve?

I'm 20 and I'm from Australia, have about $8000 saved up for my mortgage fund, hoping to get a hefty sum for my downpayment when I plan to buy a house in the future. The $8000~ savings came from my 6 ...
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Mathematics behind deciding to do a lump sum mortgage payment vs. RRSP contribution?

If I have 10,000 extra dollars, how could I decide between doing either: A lump sum mortgage prepayment (2.1% variable closed interest rate, 250k remaining balance), or, An RRSP contribution ...
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Is it possible to sell early on a house in a 30-year mortgage?

I am trying to understand the functioning of mortgage but I am having a bad time. I have been through many different types of concepts and calculations, but I still cannot get how exactly this works. ...
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What things should I consider when getting a joint-mortgage?

I'm currently renting and I'm wanting to buy a house in the area to live in (because I want more space and I want my money to go into an asset rather than simply losing money I'm paying in rent). ...
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Can i avail rebate on Home loan interest without sale deed and registration

I have booked a flat in June 2011 and taken loan from bank. I am paying EMI since August 2013. Physical possession of flat given to me in November 2014 but sale deed not given to me by builder till ...
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Formal Definition of APR

I have seen several conflicting sources on the internet about APR. Some say the effective rate is (1+APR/n)^n -1 while others say this formula is the APR since APR represents the rate over all ...
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How to calculate the potential difference of putting money into buying my house vs paying it into a pension

I've been wondering for a while if I would be better off stopping my pension payments and paying the money off my mortgage and paying it off more quickly. Then I would rent out the house and start ...
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In-laws moving in (financial/tax implications)?

We are contemplating moving into a house with an in-law suite in Mississippi and our inlaws selling their house and moving into it. We would pool the sales from both houses as downpayment on the new ...
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Interpreting mortgage rates

today is November 2014 and this comes from the state of Illinois, US I have received a mortgage preapproval letter that contains the following clause: The type of loan chosen is FNMA Agency 30 Yr ...