Resources You Can Use

To follow are some useful links and real estate partners I recommend. Buying a home and refinancing can be a daunting experience if you do not have proper support, so I hope all of these help.  Also, please check out my e-book, which is a guideline for buying your first home, but can also be used as a refresher if you are currently a homeowner: Financing Your First Home

Tips and Information for the Loan Process

Real Estate Calculators

  • IRS Withholding Calculator — See how changing your exemptions will affect your take home pay and thus can help you best manage your new tax and homeowner responsibilities.
  • Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction Calculator — This will show you how much you can write off each year (roughly).  Speak to you tax adviser for an accurate assessment, but it’s a great tool to help show you your net effective mortgage payment.
  • Tax Savings Calculator — Similar to the above, but allows you to see your overall tax savings.
  • Rent versus Buy Calculator — It can be useful to see where the advantage is, both short-term and long-term.

Other Financial Tools & Useful Links


Outstanding, ethical and committed partners that I recommend.

Estate Planning Attorneys
Real Estate Law
Tax Advisors
Financial Planners
Escrow Officers
  • Karen Burch, Old Republic Title Company, 408.779-2166
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