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Mike, Home Buyer in indianaplolis

currently owned a condo in indiapolis and purchased a preconstruction condo in South Loop for 2nd residency.

Asked by Mike, indianaplolis Mon Mar 31, 2008

Looking for mortgage loan within 2 yrs for Chicago condo, is there any money saving tips in terms of mortgage loan, property tax?? I am a working professional and will have 2 jobs in both area. Thanks

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Property taxes are paid in arrears so buying new construction may give you a break for the 1st year but the only savings idea for taxes I can think of is personally escrowing to make money on your accrual between payment periods. Some lenders charge a rate premium for no escrow but others do not.

For managing your mortgage payment there are a variety of standard tools depending on how long you plan to remain in the property & mortgage. Here is my blog on this subject.

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you might look at switching you primary residence from Indy to Chicago - would have a positive effect on both mortgage and taxes here. Of course speak with your account or tax advisor.
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Keep your credit score up so you can get the best rates when you need to get the mortgage. There is nothing you can do about the tax
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