If your goal is to pay down your mortgage faster, or if you are thinking of breaking your mortgage early by selling your property, 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. 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.
Feb 15 2022
Feb 03 2020
Your mortgage term is nearing its end and you've received a renewal offer from your existing mortgage provider. Do you simply sign that mortgage renewal and carry on? You certainly can; however, we suggest you get a second opinion to ensure that what you're being offered is a great option and, more important, a solution that fits your future needs and goals.
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Your Mortgage Needs Can Change Over Time
Dec 14 2017
Do you know the difference between the term of the mortgage and its amortization? If you're a first time home buyer, you might have heard both words used without explanation – sometimes interchangeably – and even an experienced homeowner can confuse the two. Understanding some of the basic words and phrases that your mortgage broker uses on a daily basis can help you feel more comfortable and informed during the mortgage process.