Tag Archives: Mortgage loan

Carrying a Mortgage

Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week.  They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had to repossess the property. Let’s look at the problems arising when carrying a mortgage.

Short Sale

Today TaxMama® hears from YbSick in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common question.  “In a short sale where they abandoned the property and they receive a cancellation of debt, is it non-taxable since it was on their personal residence? Is there a time limit on how long after they move out of the property it […]

Amend it Now

Today TaxMama® hears from Jennie in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I took out a mortgage from a private party 4 years ago. They have never sent me a mortgage interest statement. Therefore, I have never included it on my taxes. I realized that is a HUGE mistake as I would most likely […]

Reverse Mortgages

Today TaxMama® hears from Dave in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “How do we deduct interest on a reverse mortgage?” 

Pay Off Mortgage

Today TaxMama® hears from Larry with this concern. “At age 64, I am still working full time. My hours and pay rate have been reduced so that I now have a $ 600 + per month deficit. My mortgage payment is $700 per month. (My wife is a full time student and my son is […]

Utility Offers to Buy Home

Today TaxMama® hears from Dean in the TaxQuips Forum with this odd question. “The local power company wants to purchase my home, payoff my mortgage, allow me to live rent free for 12 months; then allow me to purchase the house back for the market value to avoid capitol gains tax. Is this legit? They […]

New Mortgage

  Today TaxMama hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum with a sweet question. “We are re-financing a loan on a 2 flat. Our daughter, who lives in one unit, will be the primary borrower on the loan; my wife and I will be co-borrowers.  My wife and I will be making the entire mortgage payment.  May […]

Kids with No Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Taylor in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common dilemma.  “My clients just moved back from Australia. They don’t have any credit established in USA.  I recommended that Mom purchase the home with the mortgage loan will be in her name only.  She can add the kids to the title.  The kids […]

Mortgage Interest Paid

Today TaxMama hears from Christie who is facing an IRS audit. She says, “The IRS is saying I owe tons of money due to me not proving that my mortgage expense on my interest-only loan for the house I live in was indeed an interest expense. They say I have not proved that I paid […]

Loan on Two Homes

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in California, who has this plan. “I am going to refinance my current residence for $338,000. I will use $140,000 of that to pay off the existing mortgage. The remainder will be a down payment on my next house. The next house will be my primary residence; the current house […]

Investment Advice

Today TaxMama hears from Anne in Minnesota with this question. “With a $10,000 CD maturing, am I better off paying down the $40,000 mortgage on my condo; or to reinvest in some other vehicle? I am almost 70 years old and do not have much more than an additional few thousand dollars saved for whenever […]

Fiance and Homebuyers Credit

Today TaxMama hears from Jennifer in Alabama, who tells us, “I have never owned a home and will be purchasing one in June 2009. My fiance did own a home within the last year. To qualify for the $8k first-time homebuyer tax credit, will I have to carry the mortgage loan myself?”