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I'm SO happy, happy, happy! I applied a decent chunk of money to our mortgage this morning as a "pre-payment", and it's going to decrease our mortgage time by 11 months! :cheergrl: WOOHOO! Once it posts, we'll have 7 years and 7 months left on our mortgage! :dancing:
 

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Awesome! Could you tell me how that works? If I were to make a extra payment a year would that knock off a year of our 30yr loan? Thanks
 

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Awesome! Could you tell me how that works? If I were to make a extra payment a year would that knock off a year of our 30yr loan? Thanks
Not sure. I just went into the Amortization Calculator on our mortgage account online to figure how much it would decrease it by. We had a certain amount coming to us, so I applied 90% of the money to our mortgage. If you're unsure how much you're "allowed" to pre-pay per year before getting penalized, I strongly urge you to call your bank that deals with your mortgage to find out.
 

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Fantastic!:clap: Great job!:cheer4:
 
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Amazing!! Great job!!
 
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Congratulations! :clap:
 
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Great job QM! 11 months off of your mortgage is a huge savings to you! Be sure to check on your amortization sheet how much interest you saved, very inspiring.


brenda67 - I would either go online or call up your bank and ask for an amortization sheet on your loan. A simple way to start paying off your loan is to look at what is going to the principle per month. If you can add this amount to your payment, you have just paid off two months of your loan or if you can only pay 1/2 or 1/3 of that, then you would be paying off an extra month every 2 or 3 months. You would also be saving the interest which is generally higher than your principle payment in the early stages of your loan.
 
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Great job QM! 11 months off of your mortgage is a huge savings to you! Be sure to check on your amortization sheet how much interest you saved, very inspiring.


brenda67 - I would either go online or call up your bank and ask for an amortization sheet on your loan. A simple way to start paying off your loan is to look at what is going to the principle per month. If you can add this amount to your payment, you have just paid off two months of your loan or if you can only pay 1/2 or 1/3 of that, then you would be paying off an extra month every 2 or 3 months. You would also be saving the interest which is generally higher than your principle payment in the early stages of your loan.
I have been trying to put any savings from my planned monthly budget toward the mortgage payoff. I think that if I could be more consistent with adding 1/2 or 1/3 extra each month, then I would really be making some better progress. I like that idea a lot as a place start a payoff plan....
 

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Congratulations! What wonderful news to move that mortgage-free moment ahead so far!

Awesome! Could you tell me how that works? If I were to make a extra payment a year would that knock off a year of our 30yr loan? Thanks
I believe the statistic I read a while back was this: As a general rule of thumb, over a 30 year mortgage, if you sent one extra payment applied towards principal per year, every year, it would knock your mortgage down to 23 years.
 

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If I were to make a extra payment a year would that knock off a year of our 30yr loan? Thanks
For a new 4%, 30 yr loan, an extra payment/yr knocks off 49 months.
But the answer depends on your interest rate, how old your loan is, etc.
 
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