Tax Benefit for Home Ownership


I am looking at the affordability of a first time buyer buying a condo in Ashland that is listed at $175,000 with a $10,000 credit from the seller offered. It is close to making sense to buy even with home owner association fees at $175 a month. The 4.5% interest rate, and 20% down have the monthly payments after tax benefits around $700 a month…add the homeowners fee and the payment is about $875 a month.

The rent on this place is appoximately $850 a month.

So here is a chance for an Ashland first time buyer to own a place for just over what it would cost to rent it….plus get the benefit of equity building…

The following information came from my website’s financial calculator. It is a useful tool if you want to figure out your own financial tax benefits.

When determining your tax benefits, you need to gather together quite a bit of information. Among the pieces of information you will need are:

  • The current value of your home
  • The number of years before you plan to sell the home
  • The amount of your loan
  • The interest rate on your loan
  • The length of your loan
  • The number of points applied to your loan
  • The closing costs when you purchased the home
  • The annual taxes for the property
  • The annual insurance for the property
  • The PMI rate
  • The Federal tax rate
  • The State tax rate
  • The amount of your deductions


After plugging in all of this information, you can determine the tax benefit of your home, which will help you determine the amount you are really paying for your mortgage each month.

If your home has a value of $175,000.00, for example, and you take out a loan for $140,000.00, your total monthly payment may come out to $826.03 (after considering all of the other factors described above). Due to the savings you will receive from your tax benefit, however, your average payment will be $709.77 during the first 5 years. If you’ll decide to live in your home after this period, you will only pay $702.22 per month in average.

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