Paying Off Your Mortgage FAST!


— Slide 4: Paying Extra Reduces the Loan Balance —

The goal is to reduce the total amount of interest paid by accelerating your mortgage payments

By paying an amount greater than your current mortgage payment, you can reduce the total amount of interest paid and pay off your mortgage faster.

Example:
if you made a lump sum payment of $50 every month, you can reduce your mortgage obligation as follows

(two examples shown: $100,000 and $200,000 mortgage)

$100,000 Mortgage
30 Year Term - 6% APR

Monthly Lump Sum Payments
$0
$50 extra
Total Payments $215,838.19 $191,268.99
Total Interest Paid $115,838.19 $91,268.99
Total Principal Paid $100,000.00 $100,000.00
Total Interest Saved $24,569.99
Mortgage Payoff Time 30 Years 24.58 Years

$200,000 Mortgage
30 Year Term - 6% APR

Monthly Lump Sum Payments
$0
$50 extra
Total Payments $431,676.38 $403,797.07
Total Interest Paid $231,676.38 $203,797.07
Total Principal Paid $200,000.00 $200,000.00
Total Interest Saved $27,879.31
Mortgage Payoff Time 30 Years 27 Years

There are three conventional ways to accelerate your mortgage payment:

  1. automatic draft of a lump sum payment:
    where you send in a lump sum payment on a scheduled basis: illustrated above

  2. bi-weekly accelerated payments:
    where you cut your monthly mortgage payment in half and pay it every two weeks: see next slide

  3. refinance your mortgage:
    where homeowners refinance their mortgage at a lower rate and/or lower term: see next slide


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