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Questions tagged [mortgage]

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

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Invest $50,000 in cash or borrow $100,000 and get a mortgage?

I have $50,000 saved and I'm paying $760 on rent right now. All my relatives are telling me to get a mortgage so I don't "throw money away on rent", but I just don't like the idea of getting in debt ...
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What are the tax implications of renting out my condo if it's worth less than the mortgage?

I own a condo, and its market value is less than what I owe on the mortgage. On the upside, several interesting developments are going in nearby in the next couple of years. Because of some lifestyle ...
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Why are mortgage rates the same for everyone?

Generally speaking, when it comes to a conventional mortgage, a given bank offers loans at the same interest rate for everyone. As long as your qualifications allow you to pass a certain threshold to ...
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Better to make extra principal payment in first year versus putting more into down payment?

For a mortgage I considered putting down X and then said, let me reduce my interest over the life of the load by paying an addition Y. However, when I compared the original total interest with down ...
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Going house hunting next week and my credit score just dropped by 100+ points

My wife and I (usually) have excellent credit. TransUninion had me at 790 and other agencies well into the 800s. Our lenders have already prequalified us for our home, and sent the ratings they got ...
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Is home equity worth taking out a mortgage when I have $67k student loans to pay?

Note: home equity isn't the only reason I'm thinking about buying. I'd like to have control over my own living environment, more space, not have to worry about annoying the apartment unit upstairs if ...
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Are you out of pocket if moving before paying mortgage interest?

Please could somebody clarify the following scenario for me (first time buyer)? Are there any tips? Any differences if moving from one lender to another? Supposing I take out a 25 year mortgage on a £...
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How much variation between lenders is there in the cost of financing a home mortgage loan (in the United States)?

Short Version I recently spoke with a mortgage loan officer who told me that shopping around for the least expensive home mortgage loan is essentially a waste of time, because (due to regulation) the ...
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What is the formula for calculating how many mortgage payments remain after variable extra payments?

I’m looking for a Wolfram Alpha equation to put in my rate, loan term, principal remaining, and monthly payment (and anything else) to solve how many payments I have left. All I seem to find are ...
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Mortage loans when switching houses

I bought my home (a townhouse) in early 2017. Now, I want to "switch houses" in the same area - buy another home and immediately sell my current one. I still have a sizable mortgage on my current ...
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Can I pay off mortgage in full to keep my insurance claim check?

I've received an insurance claim check due to water damage in our house and the check was made in my name as well as my mortgage company's name. We believe that we can do the necessary repairs for ...
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Does IRS count paying mortgage principal as taxable income from family?

My parents offered me a generous gift, specifically they want to pay off $10,000 of my mortgage principal (the mortgage is under my name, not theirs). However, I am hesitant to let them do this, as ...
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Should I pay and refinance or continue LPMI?

Details: Origin loan: $152,000 Original downpayment: $8000 Remaining loan: $144,000 (= approximate current pay-off quote) Currently value of house: $160,000 (assume value hasn't changed since I ...
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Is it possible for me to put 50% down and my partner take out a mortgage?

I'm able to afford 50% of the house in cash, but my partner and I want joint ownership. We have considered taking out joint mortgage, but my partner's median credit score from the 3 bureaus is higher ...
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If I build a new house on my plot then demolish the old house, can I transfer the mortgage from the old to the new house?

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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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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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 ...