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

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Single late mortgage payment is hurting me a lot

I'm from the US and I've recently applied for HELOC refinancing at a much lower rate (-2.00%), but underwriter has decided to deny the application due to a single late mortgage payment made in Jan ...
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Why was my request to discontinue PMI denied?

I received the following letter after requesting that my PMI payment be discontinued: After reviewing your account, I have confirmed we can't cancel your mortgage insurance premium (MIP) at this ...
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Prepay mortgage

Let's say I want to prepay my entire mortgage and I have 22 years left in my 25 years mortgage. In this case the bank imposes a penalty which is the yearly interest for three months. My question is, ...
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Can a mortgage payment date be changed?

Can a mortgage payment date be changed? When we closed on our home over 2 years ago, our attorney told us we could call up the lender and they could change our due date to later in the month. Our due ...
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Mortgage company refuses to send an early payment from Escrow account for the Quarterly Property Tax payment

I'm in the middle of refinancing a Mortgage. The lender looked up the title and said that there's a property tax payment due in the next few weeks on the Title and they want to see a proof of payment. ...
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What happens to a second mortgage once a first mortgage is paid off?

According to this website... "There's no legal order in which either loan must be paid off" Once the first is paid off, is the second mortgage then upgraded to a "first mortgage" (i.e. no other ...
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Can I work with two or more mortgage brokers at the same time?

When searching for a home loan, can I get two or more mortgage brokers to search for the best rate for me and at the end just choose the one that found the best rate?
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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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Should I pay off my mortgage, begin retirement savings, or build my emergency fund?

My Goal I am trying to calculate how best to apply my income to my various goals. For the sake of simplicity, I'm interested in the balance between three specific goals: Paying down my mortgage ...
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Is it better to get a mortgage or continue renting in London?

Currently me and my partner are renting in London, which with bills included eats up around 50% of our takehome income. It seems that if we were able to get a mortgage on a flat, we would potentially ...
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Algorithm to calculate the Interest on Loan with a Balloon Payment

I am trying to understand the algorithm used by My Calculators.com - Balloon Payment Calculator If I enter the following details: Loan amount: 4556.75 Number of months: 5 Interest rate: 5.75% ...
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Personal Loan for Home Down Payment at Auction?

My recent wife and I have our eye on a nice home that is being auctioned off by an elderly lady who's moving in with her daughter. In our home search, we already have pre-approval for up to 250k FHA ...
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What are some risk involved in buying an apartment with rent 2 buy?

Disclaimer: I am going to live in my city with a very low chance of moving somewhere else. I am currently looking for viable options for buying an apartment. The traditional way is to save up 15% and ...
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Improving credit: what should I do about very old debt; ignore, settle, or pay it in full?

I have about $6,000 of very old debt. It went into collections about 3 years ago when I was in college. Today I have a good job, and I am thinking about the future. I am now interested in improving ...
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Should I pay off my home mortgage due to TCJA cutting SALT deductions?

Definition Under prior law, in addition to being allowed to deduct 100% of state and local income (or sales) taxes, homeowners could deduct 100% of their state and local personal property taxes. ...
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Short term living (3 to 4 years).Am I better off renting, taking a 15yr mortgage or a 30yr mortgage?

I just moved to a new city and I'm currently renting and apartment for $575 a month. I got a full time job so now I can afford more so I was thinking of buying a property. I expect to live in the area ...
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Selling my house for what is owed to keep from foreclosure but it's worth more. Who gets the extra money?

I am selling my house to a friend (for what I owe on the mortgage) which is $107k because I am behind on my payments and don't want to go through foreclosure, but it's worth $155k who gets the extra ...
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1099-S Provided 4 Years Late, and Amount was Paid to the Mortgage Lender Instead of Home Owner

The State bought a portion of our land for highway widening, and paid the proceeds directly to our mortgage lender. Four years later, the State has sent us a 1099 for the amount paid to our mortgage ...
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What incentives do banks have to gather up loans into pools (backed by Ginnie Mae)and selling them?

This is a two part question: 1) I understand that there are certain mortgage loans that when originated by banks can be gathered up into pools and then "sold" to investors, and that these pools are ...
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Too much cash: pay off mortgage, invest in market, or all of the above?

My wife and I have the (pleasant) problem of having too much cash. Part of the reason is that we have been looking to upgrade to a nicer house for the last few years, but we never found the right ...
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How does selling my house affect my credit?

I bought a house 3 years ago. Since then I have made all my payments on time without ever missing a payment. From my understanding, this is good for my credit. I am now selling my house. How will ...
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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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Will I benefit from remortgaging at the end of a fixed term?

I've been offered a mortgage for 75,000 for a term of 12 yrs. The interest rate is fixed for 2 yrs at 1.89% and after the 2 yrs, the interest goes up to 3.6% for 10 yrs. But when I remortgage at the ...
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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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How do I calculate the principal paid down on a mortgage?

I'm looking for an equation to find out the current principal on a mortgage. I have the following variables: n periods monthly payment amount interest rate of mortgage I'd like to know how much I'd ...
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Canada - how to proceed with deceased parent's mortgage

My father died without a will and so there's a lengthy legal process for obtaining ownership/title of the house. In the meantime we have the property rented out and I've been making mortgage payments ...
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My mortgage handler mishandled my flood insurance proceeds - course of action?

My home flooded in August 2016. I received an insurance payout very timely. My mortgage lender, Whitney bank placed the funds in an escrow account and informed me that I must use a contractor and ...
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Is it a good time to buy a house now? [closed]

I saw a few houses, and decided to buy one of them. A condo originally priced 210,000, and they accepted my 193,000 offer. I'm a first time buyer, with zero experience and my agent helps me with ...
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What is the Standard Variable Rate (SVR) exactly in the UK

Here is my understanding of rates in general: Bank Rate: The interest rate at which banks borrow from the central bank. This rate can be changed any time by the central bank. Variable Mortgage Rate: ...
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Can I take loan in my name for property in my son's name

Can I purchase land and building taking loan from bank in my name and got the registration of the properties in my son's name and mortgage the same in the bank.
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What happens to interest already paid if I re-finance a 30-year mortgage to 25 years? 15?

I assume the interest amount I'm currently paying for my 30-year mortgage is based on a 30-year amortization trajectory. If I refinance to 25 years, or even 15, what happens to the interest I've ...
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Death benefit into IRA or cash for mortgage

I am the beneficiary of what was left in my mom's state pension fund. I don't know how much it is, but the state estimates most people run through their pension funds (when they chose that option) in ...
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When I shop for a direct lender, will the credit checks that they may do be bad for my credit rating? [duplicate]

Is it bad for my credit rating each time a possible lender does a credit check on me? I need to shop for a direct lender in order to get the best rate for a first mortgage on a property I want to buy,...
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What is the definition of a “first time buyer” with relation to the UK “help to buy isa”?

I'm very interested in the soon to be released "help to buy isa". I'm unclear on the definition of a first time buyer. I have owned a house (with my ex wife) but I am no longer on this mortgage, ...
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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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Financing mother-in-law suite to rent out

Context: My wife & I just bought a home for $175,000 with 10% down. We pay $1,020 per month on our mortgage, which includes property taxes and insurance. The home has a very large, finished ...
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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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Paying Off Mortgage

I have owned my home for two years with a loan of $177,000.00. My monthly payments are $706.00 and I have an interest rate of 3.5%. I have just won a large sum of money and would like to use some of ...
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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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Is Rate Hike a good thing or a bad thing for homebuyer?

I am a bit confused with co-relation between rate hike being a good or a bad thing for home buyer. I have some notions and please correct me on each if I am wrong: Home Prices and Interest rates are ...
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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 ...