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

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Where to find these mythical peer to peer mortgage lenders in the U.S.? [closed]

So I have heard that there are now peer to peer mortgage lenders out there and yet every single reputable p2p lender I have read about online does not do mortgages, either personal loans, small ...
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Should I buy a house or wait for the housing bubble to burst?

I am a 23 year old living in Romania, currently renting an apartament. I am earning enough that I am now looking to buy an apartment of my own in the near future with a mortgage loan, but, right now, ...
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How big of a mortgage can I realistically afford?

I'm 25, and I'm in the process of closing on a $260,000 mortgage for a very nice condo in downtown Salt Lake City. My salary is $80,000 right now, which I feel is pretty solid, but I'm starting to get ...
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Early payoff of mortgages: does the interest get recalculated?

I understand that a monthly payment of a mortgage consists of principal and interest. At the beginning of a mortgage, most of the monthly payment goes towards the interest and only a small part ...
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Buy house with down payment, no loan, sell instantly

I just read Rich Dad Poor Dad, and I have no idea about mortgages, loans or real estate. The author of the book describes a scenario in which a property is found for a cheap price (auction in this ...
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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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Mortgage brokers - should I expect to get a better deal than I can find myself?

Since I am currently looking into potentially buying my first house, when asked by an estate agent (with whom I had just viewed a house) whether I would be interested in talking to their mortgage ...
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What is the typical compounding/amortized period on US mortgage loans

In a different question it is stated that Mortgages are compounded .. 12 times a year in the USA Is this true or just applicable to that question? I am looking at a site where it explains how to ...
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Mortgage: Floating rate loan tenure extension on rate increase

I am trying to figure out how my bank has implemented re-pricing on my floating rate home loan. The original home loan was for an amount of ₹ 48 lakhs (₹ 4.8 Mn) at an annual rate of interest (RoI) ...
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Do mortgage lenders in the UK consider stock grants or sign on bonuses?

I am employed as a software engineer in a company that grants shares and a sign on bonus. Do mortgage lenders in the UK take into consideration stock grants and annual sign on bonus (sign on bonus but ...
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Mortgage as present value of resale worth

I would like to ask someone who is knowledgeable in home loan and mortgage financing. Consider a home with an appraisal value of $ 400k. Let the down payment on this mortgage be $80k (i.e. 20% of $...
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How should loan amounts be calculated relative to house purchase price?

Let’s say you’re buying a new construction home with a mortgage. I want to understand how the loan amount should be calculated relative to the purchase price. Specifically, is the loan amount a ...
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What exactly are the logistics of refinancing a mortgage?

When you get a mortgage for buying a home, the logistics (all the paper signing etc...) are usually handled by the lawyer responsible for the overall home purchase in conjunction with real estate ...
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First time buyer- How to decide how much to put toward a deposit?

I live and work in the UK, and am starting to look seriously into buying my first house. I have thought about looking to buy a few times over the last few years, but ended up deciding not to for ...
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Is it standard that a mortgage company won't pull your credit report while you're living abroad?

I'm going to be moving back to the states soon after living in Canada full a few years. I called wells Fargo to look into getting a mortgage today, and they told me that they will not pull my credit ...
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How to invest in property in the UK - mortgage vs cash buy

I'm fairly new to investing and I've never learnt to invest in different asset classes. Since my career has kicked off really well in the recent 3-4 years, now I'm planning to invest in property. I'...
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Is there any reason a person would voluntarily choose to have PMI?

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) seems to be treated as a necessary evil. Inquiries about pmi on this site and elsewhere almost always revolve around avoiding it - how to avoid being required to ...
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How to obtain “Negative Equity Insurance” aka “Home Equity Protection” aka “Equity Protection Policy” in the UK?

I'm searching for an insurance policy to protect against negative equity on a residential real-estate. The risk I'm trying to protect against is that house prices will fall. I'm looking for ...
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Should I be Wary of First-Time Home Ownership Programs?

Today I met with a realtor (A buyers rep, apparently). I was expecting to talk about saving up a proper down payment, and beginning the search for a home sometime next year. Instead, she was very ...
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How to answer “Are you permanent employee?” when applying for mortgage as an apprentice

I've been looking into getting a mortgage with my partner recently. We had a conversation with the bank yesterday asking all the standard questions (How much do you earn?, Monthly outgoing, etc..). ...
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Is money from a trust account considered a gift?

I have a BNY Mellon Investment Fund account designated to me and set up by my parents. On the statements the Client Name is in my parents name and the Designation is my name. My financial advisor ...
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Do home loans ever have a limit on what can be paid toward the principal?

Do home loans ever have a limit on what can be paid toward the principal during each month (or billing cycle)? In other words: Do some lenders prohibit taking out a home loan and paying it completely ...
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What are the downsides to refinancing a mortgage, if any?

I'm about one year into a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, and while visiting my bank's website, I noticed that their rates for an equivalent mortgage are about 0.5% lower now than what I am paying, which ...
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How is mortgage in Canada calculated?

I'm taking a finance course at a Canadian university. The teacher said this time-of-money is how the banks calculate their loans and mortgages. Out of the blue, I want to try how close the formula in ...
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Please Define this FHA Loan Requirement

While looking up FHA loan requirements, I found the following line interesting: Must have a steady employment history or worked for the same employer for the past two years. From: http://www....
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Are bond index funds a safe way to save for a mortgage down payment?

I came across Betterment's "Smart Saver" account today, which is a savings-account alternative that invests in U.S. Treasury bonds and low-volatility corporate bonds. The APY is almost exactly the ...
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How do I compare refinance offer with my current mortgage if I already paid more towards the principal [duplicate]

I received an offer for refinancing my mortgage, but I am very unclear whether it is beneficial to me. I googled for refinance calculators, but they all seem to assume that you just paid regular ...
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Cannot Find Mortgage Adviser on FCA Registry

My partner and I are currently on the market looking for our first home to buy. When contacting a estate agent for a potential house they referred me to a Mortgage adviser. When searching for details ...
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To opt for interest only home loan and save for next property down payment or keep paying P&I to reduce debt AND borrow more for next property

I currently own an investment property which I bought to live in (lived in for couple of years) and now has rented out as I moved (renting) in a better area for kids school. I am comfortably managing ...
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Recapture of portion of Federal subsidy

My state offers a mortgage program which stipulates: The Internal Revenue Code includes a restriction relating to such mortgage loans. The Federal government treats homebuyers who purchase a ...
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Can lose everything even when house is almost paid off?

I have a dumb question I've been wondering about. It doesn't apply to me; it's just theoretical. Suppose there's an older couple who bought a house 27 years ago. They have faithfully made the ...
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Should I provide my username and password for my brokerage account to my mortgage lender to verify my assets?

I’m applying for a mortgage, and found a potential lender from a referral from my real estate agent. The initial application process seemed normal and very similar to what I’ve experienced with other ...
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Who normally attends a residential real estate closing in the US?

For a standard mortgage closing, what parties are usually in attendance for the final walkthrough and closing event?
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Using a personal loan to cover gap in down payment for potential mortgage

We are planning on buying an apartment or a house in the next year or two and we're trying to work out some calculations. Situation: we are living in West Germany and and this is where we'd like to ...
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How to decide where to invest home equity?

Let's say I bought my home several years ago and now have (for example) $100k equity available if I refinance. Now I can take that $100k* and invest it in the stock market. Or I could take the 100k ...
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If buying a home for less than it's valued will I need a downpayment?

Currently my wife and I are living in a home is owned by her parents. We plan to buy it from them once we get other debts paid off and they're willing to sell it to us for the original price they paid ...
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Income Tax rebate on Housing Loan on rental property and HRA rebate?

I had purchased an under construction Flat with loan of 30 lacs in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in Year 2011 for which I got possession in June,2015. I am staying on rent in East Delhi and claiming HRA ...
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Buy Land Using Old 401K?

I have a 401K from a job I left ~7 months ago. I'm looking to buy some land and do construction on it. I need to put about $40K down on the land, but I only have ~$30K in savings. What's the best way ...
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Will incomplete home improvement projects affect mortgage refinance?

We purchased our home a year ago at a not-terrible rate, but we are now considering refinancing for a shorter term at a rate nearly 2% lower. We have about 20% equity in the house, and do not plan to ...
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Can a house appraisal impact my mortgage loan?

Purchasing my first home and had to go over asking price due to competing offers. What's the likelihood that the appraisal will come in under the purchase price, thus complicating my mortgage ...
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Relocating and buying a house simultaneously - How to handle pre-approval on fluctuating yearly income?

The background is as follows. We are currently renting and want to buy our first home as we are relocating for a new job. My new job starts 1st June 2013. My current job ends May 31st 2013. My yearly ...
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Along the path of buying the first, second, and third house. Should I rent one myself?

If I have 2 houses, and rent out both of them for $4,000 each, then the bank will take into account the rental income of $8,000. But if I live in one and rent out the other, the bank only accounts ...
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Two realtors estimating different price ranges

I'm looking into investing into a specific apartment. It hasn't been publicly listed as for sale yet, I just happen to know the current owner. The owner asked me to do my own research and make him an ...
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What does it mean when 5 year fixed is lower than 5 year variable [duplicate]

For the past 10 years, we've had 2 5-year variable rate mortgages. We have more or less won the bet in the fixed vs. variable game. In the past, the variable was always a lower rate than the fixed. ...
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How does depreciation deduction work in mortgages?

Home investors are said to be concerned that the depreciation deductions exceed mortgage amortization. This is because the depreciation remains flat but the amount of amortization rises, albeit slowly,...
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First time homebuyer, want to buy an old house tear down and rebuild

My spouse and I have never had a mortgage. We're pre-approved for about a $600k mortgage, which we want to use to buy an older house to tear down and completely rebuild. The initial price on these ...
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Do monthly payments decrease on a mortgage later in the loan? [duplicate]

I am planning to purchase a home and all calculations and the banks say principal, interest, property tax, plus mortgage insurance will be close to $1000 per month. The calculator show that if I ...
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Paying USD 1000 towards the principal on my mortgage

I bought a home worth 200,000 paid 20% down, my interest rate is 4%, 30 yr fixed Remaining Loan 160,000. Initially, lets say I pay around 1000 USD (200 toward my principal and 800 towards my interest)....
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Is there a non-income tax way of my father paying off my house?

My father will soon be moving in with me as he is retiring at the age of 77. We are wanting to pay off my mortgage ($250,000). But we want to do it all in my name because we don't want it to appear as ...
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Loan to family member in Canada

I am residing in USA. I am considering loaning USD 50K to my brother in Canada to help him buy a home. Whats the best way to go about this? I read that if its within US its best to do this a loan ...

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