Making Extra Mortgage Payments Can Help

Dated: 04/11/2019

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Do you want to pay off your mortgage sooner? Whether you've bought a home recently or you've been paying your mortgage for a while, making extra mortgage payments is a smart way to save money over the long term. The effort you put into paying more now and saving later will benefit you in the future even though the process might seem overwhelming right now.

By saving your money and refining your repayment goals, you can take the next steps toward additional mortgage payments and experience your return firsthand. Your motivation for making as many payments within your spending limits as possible is knowing you'll be able to pay off your mortgage faster and bask in your return on investment sooner. In addition to taking years of interest off your loan, you'll also end up making fewer payments at lower prices over time.

How to Make Extra Mortgage Payments

Write down your mortgage value, your interest rate and the number of years you have to pay your loan; once you see the savings you'll make in the next few decades with these three tips, you'll want to start making extra mortgage payments today.

Add a Small Dollar Amount Each Month. Commit to adding a small amount of money like $10 or $25 to your mortgage payment every month. You won't notice the difference, and you'll also decrease the number of months you spend paying your mortgage while saving money in the long run.

Make Extra Payments Early in Your Loan Term. Execute your additional mortgage payments as frequently as you can early in your loan, depending on how much your current budget will allow. You'll end up paying your bills for a shorter amount of time and spending less money in the process.

Make Lump-sum Payments Sooner Rather Than Later. Carry out larger extra mortgage payments in the first few years of your mortgage term to pay more now and save a lot in the long term. You'll make an immense dent in the overall amount you contribute to your loan and avoid paying thousands of dollars in interest.

Because making one or more extra mortgage payments per year can help tremendously, keep these examples and tips in mind as you review your budget, set your goals and start saving. Cutting back on spending and putting effort into these additional payments will be worth it once you've finished paying off your mortgage and saved thousands of dollars along the waImage titley.

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Jim Mazzerina

ABR, CRS, E-Pro, RSPS, SFR, SRES Jim is a “Jersey boy” originally from north Jersey in the Totowa, Little Falls area. He made the move to Stafford about 30 years ago, after finding the perfect....

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