Posted by Brent_IL on February 11, 2002 at 23:43:56:
Points as used in real estate means one full percent of the face amount of a mortgage. They are deducted from the loan proceeds and you get what’s left. The IRS classifies points as interest. The way it’s deducted depends on your relationship to the property.
$100,000 loan with 2 points = $100K minus $2,000 for a net of $98,000 to you.