If you are looking for the maximum tax write-off, combine an interest-only first mortgage for 80 percent of the purchase price with a 10 percent second mortgage. Most conventional second mortgages have amortized payments. But if you can find sellers who will carry a second mortgage, they might be willing to accept interest-only payments. *** Send a Letter to the Editor for publication.Send a comment or news tip to our newsroom. Please include the headline of the story....
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