Mortgage Savings Tips

How to Reduce Your Mortgage

One Additional Mortgage Payment a Year
There is a simple way to reduce the length of your mortgage and save you money. You can do this by making one extra mortgage payment a year and apply that payment toward your loan's principal.

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

Extra Mortgage
Payments / Year
Principal &
Interest
Additional Monthly
Payment
SAVINGSTotal Paid# of Years
0$632.07 00$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 20.50/246 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. Most mortgages will permit you to make additional payment to your principal at anytime. Maybe five-years after moving into your home you receive a larger than expected tax return, or an inheritance or non-taxable cash gift. You could apply this money toward your loan principal, resulting in saving on your loan 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, borrower 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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