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One Thing to Know About the USDA Mortgage Loan: Take a Look at Your Income

22 Jan , 2016  

Don’t get us wrong, though: the USDA mortgage is quite the secret in the real estate market. Just check this article out for yourself. If there was a way for someone to get a home loan approval fast and easy, it would be the USDA. But there are certain guidelines to keep in mind.

Keep an Eye on Your Income and Your Debt

It’s called the debt-to-income ratio. How much debt do you have? Is it ruining your credit? Do you need Lexington Law or Independent Credit Solutions to help you through those muddy waters? Good. Do it. But bear in mind that if the debt, plus the mortgage amount, just happens to be over 31% of your actual monthly income, the specific loan might be a no for you.
The VA program, another mortgage program out there, sticks to the similar rule: 41% is their measuring stick. Jumbo mortgage loans, the conventional ones, however, tend to stick to lower ratios overall given the assumption that when you take out a home loan, you’re entrusted to pay it every month despite whatever debt you already have.

And That’s What the Mortgage Guideline Is For:

It’s to protect you from buying a home that might be too expensive. When debt continues to drown you out, foreclosure commences. That’s something this real estate market won’t want given the growth we’re seeing in down payment averages and home prices.
So what should you do? Get on the right path, and without a doubt, the USDA mortgage loan might be your best bet, because it has plenty of benefits! Clean up your debt. Fix your credit. Sign up with the HOPE Program.

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#ITPN   #Taxes  #Finance #RealEstate #Business #Investments

22 Jan , 2016  

#ITPN   #Taxes  #Finance #RealEstate #Business #Investments

Income Tax Planning » Blog Archive » The 1031 Exchange: Building Bigger Houses of Cards

We’re sure many wonder just how people get rich: tenacity. That’s the only way we can describe it. It all boils down to how you buy a candy bar for a buck and then sell it for two bucks. Simple as that. Increase the scale as high as you want to go, and you have a major money maker on your hands.

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Knowing the Difference Between Rent-to-Own and “Land Contract”

14 May , 2015  

Brace yourself: this is going to be difficult. As with anything in the real estate industry, you end up thinking you need either a real estate attorney or maybe Superman to wrap his brain around the concept of knowing the difference — between a rent-to-own and a land contract. Not even a kryptonian could honestly figure that one out (which is why you have our rent-to-own consultants helping you out with this one!).

What Is a “Land Contract” Anyway?

Get interested when a potential seller even mentions this term. It’s an intriguing way for a seller to rent to own Supermanbasically sell the home without giving up the title, basically. You, as the buyer, can purchase the home through contract and essentially pay “rent” (for lack of a better term), and when you’ve paid the entire purchase price for the home, the title to the property’s all yours.

In a way, it’s like leasing a car. You get to drive it. You get to maintain it. You get to go on a road trip clear across the country if you want. But you never get to own it — and that means you can’t sell it or perhaps even upgrade it — until you finish paying it all off. Certain advantages and slight disadvantages there, obviously. You can see why you might want to ask this along with other inquiries about rent-to-own.

Now a Rent-to-Own Is Slightly Different

The only way I can differentiate on this is that it’s largely dependent on an agreement typically made by the home seller. An offering for a land contract focuses mainly on the entire selling price — whereas a rent-to-own keeps it as a tenant-landlord deal for a specific period of time with an extra portion of each monthly rent going toward a down payment for ownership of the house.

It’s convenient. It’s flexible. And that’s the key. A land contract seals you in for the deal, for the long haul. You can’t back out of it without some form of penalty, because you agreed to basically own the house later on. But a rent-to-own simply offers the option — if you want it (which most of the time you would, provided you negotiate the best of terms for both parties).

You Can See the Striking Similarity

Like looking into a mirror or something. But don’t be fooled. A land contract is so different from a rent-to-own that it’s scary. Just be well-informed. Because while you might want to just stick with a full lease on a house and make those payments as if its a mortgage, know that you don’t have a lot of wiggle room….

But a rent-to-own? That’s a whole different story and superhero altogether.

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