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How can an extra $100 boost your mortgage?

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When it comes to mortgages, $100 isn’t going to get you very far. But what if you paid an extra $100 a month towards your mortgage? It’s not a lot of money these days, but it can add up to some solid savings over time.

Let’s look at a $300,000 mortgage with a 2.89% rate and a 25-year amortization. At the end of five years, you’ve paid off an extra $6,444. The balance owing is $249,435. And the remaining amortization is 17 years and 9 months instead of 20 years.  This also represents an interest savings of $11,423 over the life of the mortgage. Not bad!

Now let’s look at paying an extra $200 per month. At the end of five years, you’ve paid off an extra $12,888. The balance owing is $242,991. And the remaining amortization is 15 years and 11 months. This represents an interest savings of $20,708 over the life of the mortgage! Continue reading “How can an extra $100 boost your mortgage?”

What can $100 do when it comes to a mortgage?

No Mortgage When it comes to mortgages, $100 isn’t gonna get your very far.   But what if you paid an extra $100/mth towards your mortgage?  It’s not a lot of money these days but it can add up to some good savings.

We looked at a $300,000 mortgage with a 2.89% rate and a 25 year amortization. At the end of 5 years, the borrower had paid off an extra $6,444.   The balance owing was $249,435.   And their remaining amortization was 17 years and 9 months instead of 20 years.  This also represented an interest savings of $11,423 over the life of the mortgage.  Not bad.

Now let’s look at paying an extra $200 per month.  At the end of 5 years, the borrower had paid off an extra $12,888 . The balance owing was $242,991.  And their remaining amortization was 15 years and 11 months.  This represented an interest savings of $20,708 over the life of the mortgage. Continue reading “What can $100 do when it comes to a mortgage?”

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