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Mortgaging a House Purchased with Cash

We often get questions from clients about putting a mortgage on a property they purchased for cash. Sometimes, in a hot real estate market, paying cash and closing quickly is a necessity, but it isn’t always best in terms of leveraging wealth and/or tax considerations.* The IRS has guidelines regarding mortgage interest deductibility (see a Read more about Mortgaging a House Purchased with Cash[…]

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The Difference Between Prequalification and Preapproval

Why is a mortgage Preapproval so much better than just getting Prequalified? Many people think they are the same but they’re not.  In today’s market you want the right one to save you time, money and unnecessary legal headaches. A prequalification is a lender’s estimate of how much you could be eligible to borrow based Read more about The Difference Between Prequalification and Preapproval[…]

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What Do Appraisers Look For When Determining A Property’s Value?

Most people are surprised to learn what appraisers actually look at when determining the value of a real estate property. A common misconception homeowners generally have is that the value of their home is determined after the appraiser has completed their physical property inspection. However, the appraiser actually already has a good idea of the Read more about What Do Appraisers Look For When Determining A Property’s Value?[…]