Like-Kind Exchange Real Estate Tax Tips

Generally, if you exchange investment property solely for investment property of a like kind, gain may be deferred into the future under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. If as part of the exchange, you also receive other (not like-kind) property or money, gain is recognized to the extent of the other property and money received. …

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Mortgage Rates Head Higher on Positive Economic Data

Mortgage Rates Head Higher on Positive Economic Data Rates for all mortgage loan products headed higher this week as positive employment indicators rolled in, with job growth over the last six months the strongest it’s been since 2006. That, coupled with the Greek debt restructuring on the international front and the results of the Federal …

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What you should know about balloon loans

A balloon mortgage is one on which the outstanding balance is due at some point before amortization has paid off the balance in full. Aside from the repayment obligation, balloon loans are identical to standard fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs). For example, if a five-year balloon loan for $100,000 is at 5 percent for 30 years, the …

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11 must-knows about early mortgage payoff

Q: Will I save money if I make my regular monthly payment early? A: No, paying early merely allows the firm servicing your loan to earn interest on your money until the payment due date. This is not the case, however, if you have a simple interest mortgage (SIM). Because it accrues interest daily, the …

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