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With the Income You Need to Buy a Median-Priced Home rising, you may need to Learn About Adjustable Rate Mortgages to preserve affordability.

With the Income You Need to Buy a Median-Priced Home rising, you may need to Learn About Adjustable Rate Mortgages to preserve affordability.

Is there a calculator to show the savings from prepaying my mortgage?

Prepaying your mortgage can be a great way to save a bundle of extra cash over time. Doing so not only saves in interest cost but builds equity faster and also shortens the term of your loan, so you'll own your home free and clear much sooner.

HSH's free, downloadable Homebuyer's Calculator Suite allows for regular or irregular prepayments of principal, and will show you the effect your extra effort will have on your total loan costs and term.

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Keith Gumbinger
Keith Gumbinger
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Vice President, HSH.com
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My home is valued at $195,000. I owe $127,000 on the mortgage. I want a 10 year equity loan to pay off the mortgage. Can I find lenders to do this? Certainly! However...

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In general, this will be the cost you must pay for a policy which helps to protect your lender.

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Making biweekly mortgage payments will cut your interest cost and shorten the term of your loan.

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