If you are a home buyer, you are likely to have an escrow account, either by choice or as a home loan requirement. However, it is just as likely that you do not know what an escrow is or how it actually works. If you are shopping for a home, you will want to know everything there is to know about these helpful accounts.
When purchasing a new home, there is a seemingly endless number of factors that go into deciding how much you will pay. There’s your mortgage, taxes, insurance, closing fees and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. However, there are also ways that you can save yourself some money down the line. One way is by purchasing mortgage points.
With all that goes into buying a home, it can be difficult to figure out exactly where to start. A home purchase could be the most you’ll ever spend in your life, so you shouldn’t take it lightly. If you’re trying to determine where to start your first property search, use these tips.
So you’ve found your dream home, negotiated a deal and obtained a mortgage, what’s next? Last but not least, you will need to meet with all parties involved in the sale for a final settlement, or closing. Here are some tips for getting through real estate closings with ease.
Owning rental property is usually a sound financial investment. Besides all the money you’ll save by becoming your own landlord, there are still costs and expenses that people never even think of when they take on this responsibility. But if you have the right knowledge to make informed financial decisions, it won’t be difficult to yield a lucrative return on interest. When it comes to owning rental property, just follow these tips and you’ll be saving money in no time.
After deciding to buy a home, the next step is figuring out a way to pay for it. If you are unfamiliar with how to get a mortgage, our seven simple steps will put you on the path to homeownership in no time.
If you are borrowing money to pay for a house, filing your tax return can be quite a struggle. With tons of different forms, guidelines and exceptions, the language of tax laws may seem absolutely foreign. In this blog, we will translate into plain English the rather complex guidelines of the mortgage tax deduction. Prospective homebuyers and longtime homeowners alike can benefit from understanding the tax incentives of homeownership.