If your goal is to pay down your mortgage faster, you'll want to know the details in your prepayment clause. This might be a paragraph of text in your mortgage agreement, or it could be abbreviated as a pair of numbers (10/20 or 20/20). Either way, it tells you how much extra you can pay on your mortgage without incurring penalties. These additional payments go directly to your principal mortgage amount, so they decrease the amount of time you will have your mortgage (the amortization) as well as saving you interest payments over time.
May 12 2021
Are you looking for a mortgage that will give you flexibility with your finances, have lower payments during the term, and provide you with extra monthly cash flow?
Dec 05 2017
Everything is set for your mortgage. You've signed the paperwork, chosen your payment frequency, and you know when your first payment will be due – or do you? While you've covered the major points, one thing we don't often discuss when it comes to financing is the interest adjustment date.