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Why Taking a Mortgage Is Leveraging Your Equity: Understanding the Potential Risks and Benefits

Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 16:00 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

Buying a property with a combination of equity and mortgage is actually leveraging your own equity. Leverage is essentially the use of borrowed funds to complete a transaction. Leveraged transactions hold significant potential benefits and, more importantly, significant potential risks. It is important to understand why leverage is the source ...

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Rent vs. Buy: Some Assumptions May Have a Significant Impact on Your Decision

Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 15:59 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

Rent vs. buy comparisons are very common and have been already discussed in length. However, the impact of several common assumptions on costs and opportunities has yet to be fully uncovered and explained. I’ve recently compared the two alternatives and have decided to share my experience. We all know that in rent vs. buy the […]

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The Carnival of Personal Finance #127 – Hosted by Moolanomy

Monday, 19 November 2007, 15:02 | Home Finance and Mortgage, Investing, Writing & Blogging | 0 Comment
by Numan

I’d like to take the opportunity and thank Moolanomy for hosting The Carnival of Personal Finance #127 and choosing to include my article on Investing mistakes to avoid. I’ve personally found the following posts very interesting: 1. The Dough Roller presents Slow Motion Retirement (or Retire Early, Retire Often) 2. Home Finance ...

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Pros and cons of reverse mortgages

Thursday, 4 October 2007, 2:17 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

The significant advantage of reverse mortgages is clear. This financial tool enables seniors to make use of their home equity in order to increase their standards of living in their senior years which are often characterized by a shortage of liquidated financial resources. This is especially valuable when other family members are unable or ...

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Should you Rent or Buy a Home ?

Saturday, 8 September 2007, 3:35 | Home Finance and Mortgage | 0 Comment
by Numan

There are many psychological aspects to the question of rent or buy. While these may be debated in length it is important to get the financial part of the question right. In this article I will examine the financial aspects of the decisions in the form of the alternative ‘loss’ in each option (Rent Vs. […]

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