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

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LTV of sales price or appraisal cost

I want to purchase a home using a conventional 30 year loan @ 3.50% interest. I want to get out of paying the Private Mortgage Insurance. I understand I need to pay upfront more than 80% LTV. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Excel Canadian Mortgage Formula Help

I need to get the ending balance formula for a project in excel calculating mortgage payout. I am hoping to develop a formula instead of formulating an amortization table. I have used the following ...
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As a non-canadian resident can I get a mortgage loan in Canada?

I am willing to buy an apartment in Canada, where I'll be living for 5 years with a student visa (I am swiss). Can I get a mortgage loan in Canada although I am not Canadian neither permanent ...
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Paid off 2nd mortage early, balloon due 2022

I just paid off my second mortgage with a balloon payment due in 2022. In paying off the 2nd mortgage, balloon payment goes away correct? I am done, done done paying this rip off lender? thanks in ...
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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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If I give my daughter $57K for her mortgage down payment and closing costs, will I owe taxes on the gift?

My daughter lives in Florida. I would like to give her $57K of my savings to cover her mortgage down payment and closing costs. I live in Puerto Rico. Will I have to pay income tax on this transaction ...
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Mortgage quote selection

I am purchasing a home in a rural area for sales price of $135,500 and have 4 different quotes for a 30 year loan. I am trying to figure out which one is the best bet without considering adding to ...