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Questions tagged [mortgage]

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

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I have a bungalow with planning to rebuild on same plot but I can live here while house is being built and demolish afterwards

We have purchased a bungalow with land for £800,000, we have a £500,000 mortgage. We have planning to build a much larger house next to our bungalow (so the bungalow will be part of the driveway once ...
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What is the formula for loan payoff date?

My goal is to calculate loan payoff date. Actually I'm making a wordpress plugin to calculate that. I made a form from I can have following inputs from user. Current Loan Information Original ...
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How is the value of a mortgage rate discount point determined?

Buying a discount point on your mortgage typically costs 1% of your loan, but the amount by which a discount point reduces your interest rate varies by loan, usually somewhere around 1/8th of a ...
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Was I a victim of illegal bait and switch mortgage fraud?

My wife and I recently purchased a home and I think we were victims of bait and switch mortgage fraud and I wanted to find out of what happened to us was illegal, or just very strange. We were first ...
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Loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 65% to remove escrow?

I just got off the phone with Wells Fargo to try to close my escrow account on my mortgage (prefer to just manage taxes & insurance myself). I'm currently at an LTV of 75%, and after doing some ...
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Running the numbers on buying a house for 3 years instead of renting

My SO and I moved out to a new city while she's in med school. We're currently in an apartment paying ~$1,300/mo (after utilities, etc...). However, the other day I realized 2-3 bed houses here cost ...
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What are fair methods to buy out an equal share holder in a mortgaged property?

TLDR: What are fair methods to buy out an equal share holder in a mortgaged property? Curent situation: My partner and I, and her parents have entered in to a mortgage on a piece of land. It is ...
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Estate Agents Told Us House Requires a 50% deposit

We called an estate agent today to arrange a house viewing, shortly after they called back saying the purchase would require a massive 50% deposit so we cancelled the booking as this is out of our ...
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Can a vendor take back mortgage be refinanced with a mortgage from a bank?

I currently have a vendor take back mortgage. I'm wondering if I can refinance with a bank. Also, does it require cooperation from the seller?
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Mortgage principal reduction

For a 30-year mortgage that started less than a year ago, how much will the monthly payment be after making an additional $100,000 payment towards the principal? The mortgage currently has a balance ...
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Is it possible to offset a mortgage with only the appreciation of that property's value?

As in, is there a possible scenario where the appreciation of the value of a property could be greater than the mortgage payments on that property?
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How to calculate payment and accrued interest on a mortgage when one payment missed (D30)?

How is the interest and principal payment calculated when mortgage has already missed one payment? Are the new payments calculated off the new balance (non-amortized balance) or the original scheduled ...
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Moving and renting out my house

Currently I have a mortgage on my house, the mortgage is £2000. I am moving to another city, but don't wish to sell my house, the rental value is £1500. Does it make sense for me to 'cover' the £500?...
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Should we pay extra into our Home Mortgage or HELOC?

Home Mortgage has 18 years left and is at $184,000 principal with a monthly payment of $1135 and an APR of 3.15% HELOC has $24,000 principal left with a monthly payment of $400 and an APR of 5.5% I ...
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HELOC debt is 2x my mortgage, help [duplicate]

My home equity line of credit (HELOC) amount owed has now grown to where it is approximately double the amount remaining on my mortgage and the interest payments are killing me. I have no other debt. ...
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Future value vs total amortized cost of a loan

My goal is to determine the total cost of a mortgage loan (principle + interest for 30 years) I assumed that the future value(FV) of a loan is the total amortized cost of the loan. Is that assumption ...
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What is payment period, and why is it equal 100 in this mortgage table?

Here’s the table: I think the payment period is a month, but I don’t understand why it’s 100. The image is taken from this Excel exercise: http://web.utk.edu/~dhouston/excel/exer3.pdf
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European banks, low interest rates and “free money” for home owners?

Where I live in Scandinavia and across Europe, interest rates are very low. More and more people are using the rising value of their home to draw out money. I would almost call it "free" money when ...
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How to calculate someone's true net worth?

Is there a way I can look up or calculate another person's net worth through math? Is a person who is making credit card, car, house, etc payments owe more that what they have equal they are worth ...
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Can previously low wages hurt my chances of an approved home loan?

Some quick stats about me. Received a pre-approval for $280,000 Credit Score: 808 Current Salary: $63,500 Job: Junior Software Engineer My main concern here is regarding the eventual income ...
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Working remotely in U.K for a Japanese company - want to get mortgage

I have been living in Japan with my husband for the past 3 years. We are both British. I work for an IT consulting firm with only a handful of staff where I am the only foreigner. I'll be turning 30 ...
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I have an apartment bldg in Chicago, I only have an equity loan of 48K, can I tear it down and build new?

My husband and I own an apartment building in Chicago near White Sox Park. It has foundation issues and a water line issue. It has 3 apartments. One apartment is gutted and we have not done any ...
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Loan for mortgage from father to son

My brother got an amazing loan to buy his house from dad for $200,000 but he only pays $150 a month ($100 capital + $50 interest). My question is, is this legal? Doesn't the IRS see this as more of a ...
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Buying a vacation home

My wife and I are thinking to buy a house in upstate NY. We live in Brooklyn, NY (US) and rent AirB&B houses for weekends year round for a few days there. Our thought is that we would like to buy ...
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Monthly terms on mortage are significantly lower than rent, but I already have debt. Does it make sense to buy a house?

Short version. We are currently saving around 1.5k a month. We have 3k in savings. We have around 80k in debt. We earn 55k a year. The monthly payments on a mortgage for a 180k house are ...
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How to Calculate a BiWeekly Repayment Loan?

I want to calculate the biweekly repayment loan. I have gotten the monthly using this formula (D) = {[(1 + i) ^n] - 1} / [i(1 + i)^n] Monthly Payment = Loan_Amount / D How can I convert this to ...
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How to Calculate Interest Only Payment - Formula

I am trying to make a calculation for a monthly and biweekly - INTEREST ONLY. My Values: Loan: 30,000 Annual Rate: 2.99% Term 2 Years, 4 Months Calculation: 2 Years 4 Months = 2.33 Years Monthly ...
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Should I squirrel money and wait until the next recession to invest in TD E-Series? [closed]

After prolonged research on finance and investing I'm about ready to start putting money into actual investment products for a retirement fund down the line. And for a number of reasons I've decided ...
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Extra money - pay mortage or invest?

Our situation: Both 28 years old Both working full time with stable jobs No debts (no student loans, cars are paid, etc.) except a 80$/month 0% interest 2 years loan for home furnitures. Family ...
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Would switching jobs cause a mortgage to be turned down?

We have an accepted offer on our house. We are currently looking to buy a different house. We went through the pre approval process for a new mortgage and were approved to a certain dollar amount. ...
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Is it better to take highest mortgage you can afford?

My partner and I are looking to buy at the moment. I won't get into all the details but we live in Germany, have a budget in mind and have talked with a few brokers and providers. Our idea for the ...
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If I sell my house without buying another property, do I need to pay stamp duty when I'm ready to buy again?

If I sell my current flat (bought in 2014) to move abroad; if/when I return to the UK, would I need to pay stamp duty on a new house purchase? Assuming no properties here are worth more than £300k ...
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Standard Tax increase starting 2018 and itemized deductions

I am trying to purchase a house in the next few months. The 2018 Standard Deduction for married couples filing jointly will be $24k. I think that to reach this limit with itemized deductions, I would ...
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I recently bought a house with a co-owner, is buy out the best option?

I closed on a home with a co-owner in June 2018. We did not sign any pre-closing agreement determining what will happen if we split up. We currently divide everything 50/50 including the maintenance,...
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What is the different between Auto Loan and Car Mortgage?

I'm trying to get loan from the bank and I'm going for a special interest rate category called Professional loan scheme. Since my qualification time period is low and got the degree recently they're ...
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How is early-and-often home buying as “get rich” advice feasible?

I am being told by this guy that the following is a guaranteed-to-work way to become rich and retire early. He says to start early. 20 years, or near that age. Buy 1 house a year. Rent it out. Start ...
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Cost/benefit of maxing out 401k using mega backdoor

Forgive me if I get the details wrong and if this needs to be split up into multiple posts, but I'm very new to all of this. I'm 22, have ~60k non-emergency money saved up, and got a new job with ~...
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Why would a shrewd lender lend for a condominium whose lease is shorter than the length of the land lease?

101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians (2006). Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.. p. 44. Leasehold Mortgage A leasehold mortgage is a mortgage on a house or condominium where the land is ...
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Why would a mortgagor need a postponement clause for a 2nd mortgage?

101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians (2006). Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B.. p. 40 Bottom. The author replicated the quote benaeth in his other book (unrighteously?). Secondary Financing ...
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First time buyer unsure on which mortgage to go for

My husband and I are first time buyers are are looking at mortgage options but I'm unsure which option is preferable. We only have a 5% deposit so are being hit with not great interest rates. Our ...
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Formula for Cost of Potential Home from Monthly Mortgage

I'm trying to find a way to calculate the price of a home I can afford based on my potential downpayment, the monthly rent I can afford, and the interest of a potential loan. I've seen questions like ...
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Comparison of Mortgage Rate vs 10 Year Treasury Rate

One of the typical reasons mentioned to not pre-pay a mortgage is that the interest is tax deductible and therefore the effective rate on the mortgage is much lower. However, this argument doesn't ...
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Can loan for mortgage be declined after receiving both approval letter & commitment letter

What is the difference between mortgage approval letter (not pre-approval) & commitment letter? commitment letter according to this source: A loan commitment letter is an indication that the ...
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If you have a home mortgage, why do you still have to pay all of the property tax?

If I have a home mortgage and have only paid off 20% of the principal, then the bank technically "owns" the remaining 80% of the home. So, why isn't the bank required to pay 80% of the property tax ...
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How should I calculate property value at remortgage?

Purchased a house (in the UK) with a 2 year fixed mortgage. When it comes to remortgaging, how is the property value calculated? Can I have any input into this, or is it done on "drive-by valuation"? ...
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Pay up mortgage upfront or keep paying installment with capital invested?

I am facing a dilemma. I have 82k in cash and I have an 82k remaining mortgage to pay off. I can either continue the mortgage and invest my 82k cash into an investment vehicle (FD/CD) @ 7%, or just ...
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Borrowing money in one country to pay off debt in another

I'm currently living in Germany and can borrow a substantial amount of money at almost no interest, effective 3.4%. In my home country I have several mortgages, basically at the moment funding ...
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To make a Gift Deed or Sale Deed

I live in a house that have a share of my brother. I want to pay my brother share in cash by taking a Home loan. The house is in name of my father. Now I am confused & blank about thinking that ...
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In Spain, is income from mortgage interest considered income or capital gains?

I'm advising someone who is a tax resident of Spain interest in providing a mortgage to someone in the U.S., and trying to get an idea of how the interest from this mortgage would be taxed there. ...
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Cancel PMI at 78% or at 75% if Fannie Mae

I just requested my bank to cancel PMI, since my balance reached 80%. Bank sent me note that I need appraisal and also my LTV should be 75% since my loan is less than 5 years old. Bank clarified that ...