I would pay the mortgage down early, wihutot relying on the renters covering the payment. That will protect you in the event that you can't get renters for a while (economic downturn or some other issue you can't control) or interest rates going sky high. You will get a far better return if you reduce your interest costs than you would if you invested the money. Here's why.Say you borrow $ 100 000 at 6%, with repayments of $ 150 a week. Over 30 years, it will cost about $ 116 000 in interest. That's on top of the payments, so adding the principle to that means you've spent $ 216 000 to pay off $ 100 000. I'll just guess (you haven't told us how much extra you'd be adding to the mortgage) that you pay double repayments, which would take repayments to $ 300 a week. That would clear the mortgage in a little over 9 years, and only cost about $ 130 800 to do so. That's only $ 30 800 in interest. If you instead invested that extra $ 150 a week ($ 600 a month) at 4% interest for 30 years, you'd have over $ 416 000 on paper, but about a quarter of that at least would go in tax. That investment would reap income, but it would be taxable income. So you'd probably come out with an effective return of about 3%, which would be just ahead of inflation. So you'd be left with about $ 350 000, minus the $ 116 000 you've paid on interest, leaves you with a return, after 30 years, of $ 234 000. Taking into account inflation, the value of this after 30 years would be much less. It would probably only be worth about half of that, or $ 117 000. However, paying the homeloan out in 9 years frees you to put the entire amount (rental income and personal contribution) into an investment. That makes it $ 1200 a month over 20 years at $ 393 962 before inflation, or just under $ 200 000 in today's dollars. That's not including capital gains on the investment property.I'd pay the mortgage out early, to reduce your debt burden, and then consider buying another investment property. You'd be better off in the long run.Best wishes
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In an interest only' loan you never pay pipcnrial down at all, just pay interest only. when the loan term is over, you still owe the pipcnrial in full. These work best when you're taking out a short term loan to, say, rehab a house that you intend to sell for more than you bought it for, so that you can reap the profit. These loans aren't for the average person. These loans are for various terms, but usually short term (1-6 months, 1 year, etc) and are almost always fixed rate.
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Fixed rates are usually much, much hieghr than flexible. I'm not sure your HELOC is best spent on your mortgage, especially considering that you guys have the lovely MID thing going on. I'm assuming that your income bears your mortgage okay already. You are effectively mortgage cycling almost, you'll own your house but still have a net worth problem doing that. It's sort of an eggs in one basket technique. I'd be inclined to diversify a bit, but you should get a second opinion. It just seems rushing to effectively get rid of a tax write off (mortgage interest) when you may not need to, may not be the best thing at all.How low can you fix your rates? What will your income bear? Your rate increase tolerances? If we're only talking about a few thousand per year, is the headache even worth it to you? Lots of questions to consider.Oh that was presumptuous. The US lets you write off mortgage interest, Canadians have to do the fancy Smith Manoeuver to get the same effective thing going on.
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In order to sell short the bank must have a compelling rsoean to take less than face value for the Note. Injury, death, divorce, in some cases, loss of income, or medical rsoean must be established so the bank can show the investor that this is a compassionate way to take a loss. They also have to show cause with the government for writing off bad debt. Now a lot of people are walking away and there are short sales being done that are contrary to past procedures. The problem is that the investors are out the money. The money is still in the economy, but the people who invested are taking a loss. In most cases after the Notes have been traded at a discount, and some money collected, the losses are pretty tame and that's why they do it. A second problem are the people who are buying the short sales. Many investors are buying into other people's problems. Many home buyers are thrilled to get a 20% discount plus the tax credit and they are signing up for more mortgages from the same banks that are taking the losses. It's all good. The mortgage mill is churning again and the buyers are giving the gift of cash as a down payment. These are the good crop of buyers.Now what if prices decline this year? What if those new investors and buyers lose another 20% in home value? In my opinion you don't want to see short sales. You want the foreclosure process to be the only recourse the bank has. There needs to be a quick and definitive market shift. The sooner this is over the better.
My concern with this is that your name reniams on the note. Because the note is what holds a person (or company) accountable for the repayment of the mortgage, if they do not make the payments, you have no house (because they hold the deed), but you owe for the mortgage on it. This seems as though it could be huge mess if they do not follow through on their promise to make payments and maintain your home. Please give their offer long consideration and careful review before signing.
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this is a lie! the bank wants to foreclose beasuce they need to pay the investors that they have been servicing beasuce they dont have the note anymore they sold it! challenge the bank, make them produce the note! thats where the fight starts.