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Homeowners know that a mortgage is a great way to buy a house. But, too many don't realize just how much a mortgage can run the price of house up over the course of a loan.
If I told you that I would sell you a $200,000 house for $364,813.42 you would never do it, but a 30 year mortgage can run the purchase price of a house up $164,813.42 in interest at 4.5% over a 30 year mortgage.
There are ways to reduce that number that are simple and within reach. Anytime you take out a mortgage, make sure you have the privilege of pre-paying principal without penalties. Let me show you how this works.
Let's start with a $200,000 mortgage with the first payment beginning January 1st. Interest is loaded on the front of your mortgage, so your early payments are predominately interest. Let me give you an example. Payment one is $1013.37. Of that fee, only $263.37 is paid on the principal. The remaining $750.00 is interest. On month 2, your second payment is $1013.37 of which $264.36 is principal and $749.01 is interest.
So, in two months, you have paid $527.73 in principal and $1499.01 in interest. Now, if you add the principal of the second month with your first payment you can skip the interest on payment two. So, on January 1 you would pay $1277.73. That eliminates $749.01 in interest from your loan.
In February, you would pay payment 3. Payment 2 has been paid with the January payment - minus the interest which you won't ever pay. In February, if you paid the principal of month 4, $266.34, you can skip the interest of $747.03. In two payments, you have reduced your overall mortgage costs by $1496.04 in interest. If you repeat that every month throughout your mortgage, you can radically reduce the overall interest costs of your mortgage. There is another way to pay your mortgage off early and reduce the overall interest. I'll show that in the next blog.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.