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?”
A few weeks ago, I posted an article about one of my readers that had the potential to save $15,000 by breaking the mortgage and getting into a new 5 year fixed rate. This was a net savings. The actual savings was just over $20,000 less the penalty of $5,000.
This week, we had an even bigger savings. My clients are in a 10 yr term at 3.59%, with a $710,000 balance and 8 yrs to go. The penalty to break is $6500. The savings is $29,000. Result is a net savings of $22,500. Wow! $22,500 savings over the next 5 years! That’s $4500/ year in savings!
This type of savings opportunity is extremely rare. I’ve only seen this level of savings a few times before. We can thank the record low interest rates for that.
If you are in a mortgage with a rate that’s above 3.20%, then you could be missing an opportunity to save $$thousands. You should at least consult with a Mortgage Broker to do the math. Remember, I haven’t even listed the lower rate product options available, such as Variable rate, or a 3 year fixed rate. It’s worth looking into.
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Look, I don’t advocate paying penalties, however, if there is an obvious savings to be had, then you have to do it. We’ve reached a point where interest rates are so low, it’s worth a review. Here are some recent experiences with real people…. Enjoy.
I had one of my readers contact me about breaking his mortgage… His current mortgage with a good lender.. a Non-bank lender.. his rate is 3.59%. He took a 10 yr term last year. Balance was over $500k. So with 9 yrs remaining, we reviewed his options.
This was a no brainer. Penalty to get out was under $5,000 (lucky he was with a non-BIG SIX BANK). But the savings over the next 5 yrs would be $20,500. His net savings is $15,000. Would you I recommend he break the mortgage? Absolutely! Continue reading “$15,000 savings by breaking his mortgage early and getting into today’s low rates.”
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?”
We’ve seen a growing trend lately… Customers calling to find out if there was any way to take advantage of today’s record low rates….. If you are buying for the first time or are renewing a mortgage, then the answer is simple… YES.. But what if you are one of the thousands of Canadians that listened to their Bankers and the media or so-called ‘Experts’ and took at Fixed rate mortgage a few years ago.
You have a rate of 4.00% to 5.50% and you keep reading about record-low interest rates in the low 3.00% range….. what can you do? Well, here are 2 recent examples…. These are real clients…. These are real savings…
So where was the Banker in all this? Why didn’t the Banker call these clients to make them aware of the huge savings? In case you didn’t know it, the Banks are a business… and they want to maximize their profit. Don’t ever forget that.
CASE STUDY #1… 6 YEARS REMAINING AT 5.45%
We had a new client contact us with a $350k mortgage… they were with a BIG SIX bank.. their penalty to exit would be $10k… that’s a lot of money, and we don’t like anyone to pay penalties…..but we did the math and found this client a 3.29% mortgage for 5 years… the end result worked out to be a gross savings of $34,000… After paying the penalty, they realized a savings of $24,000 over the next 5 years. WOW! That’s an easy decision to make.. the clients also decided to add the penalty into the mortgage…. imagine savings almost $5,000 per year!
CASE STUDY #2… 7 REMAINING AT 5.25%
Another client had a $235k mortgage… also with a BIG SIX Bank… penalty to exit was $4k…. we also found a 5 yr mortgage at 3.29% for this client… the savings worked out to $23,000…less the penalty, that worked out to $19,000 in savings over the next 5 years!… Again, a no-brainer… Clients moved on this right away… we added the penalty into the mortgage and put almost $4,000 per year, into their pockets.
CAN YOU SAVE ON YOUR MORTGAGE?
We’re seeing more opportunity to save money by taking advantage of today’s low rates…. Don’t wait for your Bank to call. These are just a few, recent examples. If you’ve been thinking about how you can save on your mortgage, then take a few minutes and look into it. Get your mortgage reviewed by an unbiased person. Call a good Mortgage Broker. It could be worth a closer look. If you don’t have a broker, then feel free to contact me and I’ll do some quick math. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results.
We’ll be sharing more of our success stories and tips on how you can save money on your mortgage.