Mortgage Saving Tips.

 

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How to Reduce Your Mortgage

One Additional Mortgage Payment a Year

There’s a simple trick to significantly reduce the length of your mortgage and save you thousands of dollars. The trick is to make one extra mortgage payment a year and apply that payment toward your loan’s principal.

This is the method being used by “Bi-Weekly Mortgage Reduction Services” and “Bi-Weekly Mortgage Savings Programs“. Only, when you do it yourself, you don’t pay a third party unnecessary set-up costs and fees!

Example: $100,000 loan, 30-year mortgage, 6.5% fixed interest rate

Extra Mortgage Payments/ Year

Principal & Interest

Additional Monthly Payment

SAVINGS

Total Paid

# of Years

0

$632.07

0

0

$227,542.98

29.92 / 359 mos.

1

$632.07

$52.68

$29,088.02

$198,454.96

24.12 / 290 mos.

2

$632.07

$105.35

$46,492.13

$181,050.85

20.5 /
246 mos.

3

$632.07

$158.02

$58,320.95

$169,222.03

17.92 / 215 mos.

4

$632.07

$210.69

$66,969.79

$160,573.19

15.92 / 191 mos.

5

$632.07

$263.36

$73,607.77

$153,935.21

14.34 / 172 mos.

 One-time Payment

It may not be possible for you to increase your monthly mortgage payment. Keep in mind that most mortgages will permit you to make additional payments to your principal at anytime. Perhaps, five-years after moving into your home you receive a larger than expected tax return, or an inheritance or a non-taxable cash gift.  You could apply this money toward your loan’s principal, resulting in significant savings and a shorter loan period.

Example:

With a $100,000, 30-year, 6.5% fixed interest rate mortgage loan, the borrower will pay a total of $227,542.98 to pay back the loan in 30 years. That equals $127,542.98 in interest payments.

If the same borrower makes a one-time $5,000 payment the first day of year 6, he/she will pay a total of $204,710.75 and pay off the loan in 27 years (324 months). That’s a savings of $22,832.23 in interest.

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2 thoughts on “Mortgage Saving Tips.”

  1. Erin Robbins

    Eva,
    Thanks for the great reminder about the little things we can do that have a big payoff! I know with the economy that we’re all in “savings” mode but putting a little aside to make that extra mortgage payment each year sure does help a lot! I’m sharing this with my family and friends – never to late to affect the bottom line. 🙂
    Erin

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