Are you receiving an income tax refund? Your tax refund may go a long way towards a new home purchase. With housing prices and interest rates still at historic lows, buying in today’s market may be more affordable than you think. Below are just a few ways you could use your tax refund towards your new home and the benefits you receive from home ownership.
Use your tax refund to pay your closing costs.
As little as 3.5 % down payment for FHA loans.
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Pay off debt
Improve your debt-to-income ratio and increase your credit score.
Use as reserves
Keep your tax return in the back as reserves required for some loans.
Pay for mortgage insurance (MI)
Paying MI upfront reduces your monthly payment.
Future tax benefit of buying a home
The interest from your mortgage payment and property tax are tax deductible.
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