Mortgage Payment Calculator
Bankrate.com is my Go To site for most of my mortgage calculations. When calculating your payments, be sure to also calculate how many years will be reduced off of the life of your loan by making one or more extra payments per year. Be sure to check out the Amortization Table. REMEMBER that the interest portion of your mortgage payment goes down every month while the amount of principle that you’re paying towards your loan balance goes up. The plus side is that the amortization formula helps build your equity. The negative is that your mortgage interest tax write-off gradually decreases over time.
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IRS Homeowner Write-Offs
As you probably already know, most homeowners are able to write off the interest portion of their mortgage payments and property taxes. Here’s the IRS site that takes you through the process in a little more detail.
This is one of my favorite moving sites. Just plug in your new address and the site searches for your local utility companies, bargain shops for the lowest rates, finds movers, sets up your newspaper subscription, security system and can even find you appliance rentals.
Los Angeles Unified School District SCHOOL FINDER
Enter an address to find the Find Elementary, Middle and High Schools for a specific address within the LAUSD boundaries. School Finder’s information is valid for the 2010-11 school year (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011).
LAUSD School Information
This site offers information on all LAUSD schools, performance indicators (API’s, etc), rankings, school profiles, demographics, pedestrian routes to schools, enrollment, transfers, transcripts, immunizations and more.
CA School Directory
The California School Directory contains information about all California public schools, private schools, nonpublic nonsectarian schools, school districts, and county offices of education. The search feature below allows users to search for educational agencies in California by county, district, name, county-district-school (CDS) code, city, zip code, type, or status.
GreatSchools is the country’s leading source of information on school performance. With listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.
LA TIMES Education Section
The Los Angeles times offers some of the best local information I have ever seen on schools, test scores, news, trends, investigations and much more.