Mutual Fund Critic

I have spent the majority of my working life using shared funds to my benefit and also to the benefit of anyone who trusted my understanding and my motives. This is 1 of 2 blogs that I have put together so that they can document a few of that understanding. Through these, I hope to share my observations, inferences and experiences.

I desire to reveal conceptual issues, and on best practices and questionable practices. Over time, I hope to make a source that will benefit investors, representatives and advisors of mutual money. A word on being a ‘critic’: To numerous people, a critic is a fault-finder. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, though, a critic can also be someone who “expresses a reasoned opinion on any matter”. I love to look at myself as the latter rather than the former. The subtitle of your blog (“constructive reflections”) is intended expressing the spirit of that thought. Hopefully, an intensive reading of most posts can confirm that.

  • Media exposure from the event was appreciated at $8.3 million
  • First RM150k = 1% (or minimum RM300, whichever higher)
  • As income expectation remains high credited to high prices, it motivates investment in some way
  • What is risk tolerance

A Home Equity loan works in a different way. The lending company will provide you with all the money upfront, every month that typically includes primary and Interest and you are required to make a fixed payment. Year period These loans tend to be amortized over a 15 or 20. Home Equity Loans are “mini-versions” of a conventional mortgage.

A Cash-Out refinance is utilized when the lender uses an existing property (major or supplementary home) that you own as security for the loan. This process is identical to applying for a regular home loan so it takes about 30-45 days to complete. Typically you can borrow up to 80% of the value of your house with no concern.

A cash-out refinance pays off any existing personal debt on the house, then creates a new mortgage, and provides you the difference as a “cash-out”. If the true home had not been purchased within the last 6 months, the potential cash-out guideline is 75% LTV for a 1 unit property and 70% for a 2-4 device property.

…what about the delayed financing exception? You will find people out there that provide private funding with a secured interest in the home, very similar to mortgage lending, that can be a great source to expand your portfolio. This process is normally faster than conventional mortgage funding process. Anticipate to pay an increased interest, but don’t let that deter you from considering the option.

If the property is a good investment (local rental income has positive cashflow and probability of appreciation) the private financing may only be necessary for a short-term until standard funding is available. BiggerPockets has a small, but useful directory website of private lenders. It’s a great spot to start if you’re looking private funding.