The mortgage professionals at MortgageDepot don’t want homeowners to be shocked when the time comes to file 2018 federal income tax returns. The interest deduction people routinely take each year could be a thing of the past. The new tax law could end up hurting homeowners who don’t prepare now by refinancing existing home equity loans into existing first mortgages. As the premier mortgage brokers, we can help homeowners preserve the interest deduction, but homeowners need to act quickly.
How does the tax law affect the mortgage interest deduction?
The new tax law made two changes affecting the ability of a homeowner to deduct mortgage interest. The first is a $750,000 limitation on how much mortgage debt is eligible for the interest deduction. The second change is limiting interest deductions to mortgage loans where the money borrowed is used to purchase or improve the home.
Using home equity loans to pay credit card debt, buy a new car or finance a child’s college tuition continues to be possible, but the tax law now prevents a borrower from claiming a tax write off for the interest paid on the loan. The deduction is preserved for money borrowed and used to improve the home or to purchase the home on which the equity loan is a lien.
MortgageDepot offers a solution for people with home equity loans
A possible solution to the loss of the home equity interest deduction is to refinance an existing first mortgage loan in an amount sufficient to incorporate the satisfaction of the home equity loan. We work with lenders throughout the country, so finding the right refinancing terms for a borrower is not a problem.
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