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You may write off up to 100,000 dollars. Also, the interest expenses you pay on a home equity loan may be deductible no matter what you use the money for. The deduction can save you money on your taxes on your return as long as you itemize your deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. If you claim your standard deduction, then you can never deduct the interest expenses that you paid on your home equity loan.
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Answer First try to work out a repayment or forbearance plan with the existing lender. If that doesn’t work, find a good mortgage broker who can shop le…nders for you. There are various lenders that have loan programs for people in foreclosure. However, a lot will depend on how much is in arrears, the equity in the home, credit rating, ability to continue paying, etc. But oftentimes, it can be done.
Answer . \nNo, but if you deduct you should be able to write off the interest on a mortgage loan. Contact a tax professional for details.
YES IT IS you are borrowing on the equity of your home and the loan institution will hold a lien on it. A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) differs from a second mortg…age. A HELOC is a secured revolving account. The total is set by the lender and is determined by appraised value of the real property used as collateral. The borrower may access all or part of the amount available to them . The amount can be repaid at variable terms, interest only, lump-sum, or interest and principle. The fees associated with HELOCs are generally much less and interest is paid only when money is accessed and only on the exact amount drawn. A second mortgage reports on the credit bureaus as an installment loan. Similar to a 1st mortgage, it is a loan for a set amount and must be repaid in specific terms each month. This type of loan is secured by a separate (secondary) lien on the property and must be paid exactly as stated in the loan documents. Fees and taxes for a second mortgage are similar to a first mortgage, varying only by the percentages (since 2nd's are typically for a much lower $ amount). There is much less flexibility in this type of loan.
Answer The difference is pretty simple, a 2nd mortgage is just that it's a mortgage that is in 2nd lien position. Basically if god forbid say a forclo…sure took place, that mortgage doesn't get paid off until the first lien mortgage is cleared. A home equity line of credit or HELOC can also be a 2nd mortgage since it is a lien on the property but it can also be a 1st lien mortgage if your home is completely paid off. A HELOC works like a credit card basically except in this case the house is collateral. A HELOC is basically a revolving line of credit on your home and you use it like a credit card, you make monthly payments which are interest only, you only pay interest on the money you are using at the time. If you take out say a 20,000 heloc and are only using 10,000 of it then you pay interest only on the 10,000, you have a minimum payment like a credit card and you can put money towards the principle to pay it down. Money that is paid off can be used again and this can go on for a 10 year period after which the heloc turns into a 20 year loan and you begin paying it like a normal mortgage, if there is a balance remaining. The rate is usually prime plus a certain percentage which is based on the amount of money being financed, you credit, and the loan to value percentage. It's a great alternative to doing a cash out refinance if you have a good interest rate on your first mortgage, I do many helocs and in most cases I do them with no closing costs at all.
The interest on the second mortgage is deductible but not the home equity loan. If you could deduct the interest on the equity loan also, then you would be double dipping and …the IRS doesn't like that. In every situation, one party can and the other party can deduct the interest. Someone has to pay tax on the money transfer.
What should you do if you have a second mortgage on your home and you owe 100000 between the 2 mortgages and the house is worth 85000 but you would like to pay off some credit cards?
Answer you are in upside down then. I am surprised you could have mortgaged for more than the house is worth
Can a home equity line of credit be used to pay down the principle and remove private mortgage insurance on a first mortgage?
Answer Yes, assuming you have enough equity in the home to get a line of credit. But, if you had enough equity there should not be any PMI. 4lifeguild
Is a home equity line of credit or a mortgage a better way to obtain cash for remodeling on a second home with no current mortgage?
Answer you should probably go with a home equity loan. If you shop around you can get it done with no closing cost. there are two kinds of equity loans. … Home equity loan are adjustable rate and kind increase over the years and there are fixed seconds where your lock in for the life of the loan.
you then only have to pay the second
You could do a cash out refinance and pay of the existing mortgage and still have an open home equity line of credit on the property. You would have to make sure it make…s sense and would benefit to you as equity lines are usually adjustable rate mortgages. Also it would depend on various factors such as loan to value, debt to income, credit, etc. Veronica Rodrigues Voyage Home Loans
Not usually. There isn't much point, you're just trading one lien for another. And usually the line of credit will have a higher interest rate then the mortgage. If not, it ma…y make sense to get a lower credit rate.
You may deduct your interest on your principle residence plus one other qualified residence.
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It depends on state laws. They vary by State- but in most states you can have a home equity first or second. Just understand that some states, like Texas, also restrict the lo…an to value on any home equity loan- currently to 80%. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Joy Bates, NMLS # 243437 or log on to www.legacyfinancial.com Texas Home Mortgage Loans
Typically you can refinance the a Primary Mortgage without refinancing the second line of credit or equity loan. It will require a subordinaion agreement by the lien holder of… the line of credit. They will require several documents from new Primary Mortgage Holder to be. They will need things like a copy of the appraisal, application for the loan etc... They will most likely require a payment to process the agreement usually around 100-200 dollars. The subordination agreement usually takes about 2 weeks to complete with most lenders. Loan to Value will be a concern for this.
One can apply for a second equity home loan mortgage by visiting a bank and filling out the application. Banks make approval decisions about second home loans according to one…s home equity and personal credit rating.
Mortgage rates in the United Kingdom are historically low. For a fixed rate loan, borrowing with good credit, the rate can be as low as 1.75%. Rates are slightly lower if ap…plying for a variable rate loan.
Absolutely not. You cannot write off any maintenance, repairs, or additions on your home.