Here’s how to handle mortgage interest deduction in tax software TurboTax, H&R Block, and FreeTaxUSA when your mortgage is above the $750,000 limit.
Relocating for Retirement: Buy or Rent – Old Rules and New Rules
Some of the old rules for buying versus renting when you’re relocating are either outdated or don’t apply to everyone. Here are some new rules.
Effectiveness of “Borrow 30-Year and Invest The Difference”
A 30-year loan has lower monthly payments than a 15-year loan. See why investing the difference in monthly payments doesn’t pay off for a long time.
My Credit Score Dropped This Much After I Paid Off My Mortgage
Paying off your mortgage can make your credit score drop, but maybe that’s OK.
I Paid Off My Mortgage But My Housing Cost Didn’t Go Down
The largest cost of owning a home free-and-clear is the opportunity cost of the money tied down to the home. Full cost of housing includes both cash expenses and the opportunity cost.
Extra Mortgage Payment: Do Dates Matter?
If you are paying extra toward your mortgage, does it matter which day you make the extra principal payment within a month?
Prepaying Mortgage Does Not Make You Invest More In Real Estate
Your home does not know you have a mortgage.
Make Mortgage Payment Due On January 1 In December
Making mortgage payment due on Jan. 1 in December will lower your taxes if you will switch from itemizing to the standard deduction.
Your Savings Rate: Count Mortgage and Loan Payments?
Your savings rate determines how fast you build wealth. Should you count mortgage and loan payments as savings? We dive deep to the bottom of this debate.
Bay Area Real Estate: Buy Now Or Wait?
What should you consider if you are thinking of buying a home in the San Francisco Bay Area now?
The Right and Wrong Reasons To Buy A Home
Homebuyer survey results show that no everyone is buying a home for the right reasons.
Is Home Mortgage Simple Interest Or Compound Interest?
I had a good chuckle while reading this epic discussion thread on the Bogleheads Investment Forum: Does a home mortgage use Simple or Compound Interest? It sounds a like factual question, as in "Is Miami located to the north or south of Boston?" The answer shouldn’t be ambiguous or subject to opinion or interpretation. You […]