Mortgage Loan News 2014 - Financing costs are still low. You can get a 30 year mortgage around approximately 4.5 percent. If you put down 10 percent and the house is up 5 percent, then you would be up 50 percent on your investment. And you've locked in the cost over the next 30 years. The cost of owning is somewhat less than renting. Rent typically goes up every year. But on a 30-year mortgage, the cost is fixed.
Average Percent of Original Asking Price Received January 2013 - 92.9% and January 2014 - 93.2%
Jan 2013 to Jan 2014 - The percentage of Closed Sales which were All Cash Sales averaged 71% . Cash Sales can be a useful indicator of the extent to which investors are participating in the market. Why? Investors are far more likely to have the funds to purchase , whereas the typical buyer requires a mortgage or some other form of financing.
Florida had the highest rate of seriously delinquent mortgages in August 2013 with 12.4 percent of its mortgages past due for 90 days or more. That was more than twice the national delinquency rate of 5.3 percent of loans.
Some banks say that they're holding off on the preapproval until they see the real estate appraisal. Until then, they prefer a prequalification, which tells borrowers the average size of loan they can qualify for based on stated income and based on an average of mortgage rates. It's not as formal as a commitment for a loan. Preapprovals are usually binding for two to three months.
Is a down payment on a house tax deductible? Unfortunately, it is not deductible. As a general rule, buyers can factor the following in as deductible on their annual IRS income taxes: Mortgage loan interest - Real estate taxes - Closing fees (points) that decrease the rate of the mortgage loan - Mortgage insurance required on all FHA and VA loans, and on conforming or conventional mortgages higher than 80 percent loan-to-value (LTV).
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the two government-controlled mortgage finance companies, sued 18 major banks over their sales to Fannie and Freddie of about $196 billion in mortgage securities that soured when the housing market collapsed in 2007.
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Short sales might be a good deal if you have the time. You may have to be rejected many times before somebody accepts accepts your offer.
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