Taking on Mortgage as First Year Analyst

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Low-income student here originally from a non-NY state who will be starting at a BB/EB next year. I have a good bit of money saved up due to internships, part-time work and my school's generous financial aid (will thankfully graduate 100% debt-free as well). I've been considering helping my parents buy a small house, and I have enough in savings now actually to cover the mortgage, while my parents would probably take care of interest payments. This got me thinking, if I took out a mortgage as a first year analyst on a house in a non-NY state while I'm working in NY, would I be able to deduct this on my taxes?

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Sep 13, 2020 - 5:45pm

Not sure about the taxes, and while this is really great of you to think of your parents- I would STRONGLY advise against this.

 

1. You would need to get preapproved, which is possible when you're starting your career but you're assuming you'll stay in IB/ PE and put up with the long hours (which may or may not happen). 

2. You'll truly NEED your job, which is fine later in life, but a hard pill to swallow at a young age.

3. What about property taxes, utilities, repairs? What happens if your parents fall on hard times and can't afford it anymore? That's your mortgage and title/ deed, your responsibility.

 

I would suggest staying in IB for a full year before making that big investment. Really amazing you want to take care of your parents, but just think every possibility through first.

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