Monday: The most important feature of the home loan is the term, not the interest rate.
The term dictates the normal amount paid by the borrowers on their house, as they
strive to pay it off. A shorter term means less payments.
Tuesday: Even though the 30 year fixed has dropped lower than your 30 year fixed it will
cost you money if you refinance to the lower interest rate, because you start the 30 years of
payments all over again.. If you wish to refinance you can take a shorter amortization or take the lower 30 year fixed but keep the same monthly payment you currently have.
Wednesday: Today’s taxes on the profit on the sale of your house has a provision that will yield you, and or your spouse, special savings if you have lived in the current house for two consecutive years. If you are single the first $250,000 in profit will not be subject to federal taxes;
if you are married the first $500,000 in profit will not be subject to taxes.
Thursday: If you have a low loan to value you should try to take cash out of the property
and pay your much higher interest credit cards. This gets you a better balance sheet and lower
Friday: If you are going to pull cash out of your residence or any other real estate project
for the express purpose of remodeling your property, check your plans with a builder, architect,
designer, home decorator, a realtor and who ever else you can think of that can validate your
idea. You don’t want to take money and end up making the current place less valuable.
The first week of headline ideas to help the consumer. Let me know your thoughts.