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5 Tips to Reduce Mortgage Costs
1. Refinance: If interest rates were higher when you initially took out your mortgage, you might want to consider refinancing. Even a decrease as little as .5% can help cut costs.
2. Cut Mortgage Life: Shorter-term loans tend to have lower interest rates than long-term loans This could save a lot of money over the life of the loan - but only if you're comfortable making bigger payments each month.
3. Make Extra Payments: By paying a little extra on principal each month, you will pay off the loan sooner and reduce the term of your loan.
4. Eliminate PMI: If you put less than 20% down on your house, your lender probably required private mortgage insurance (PMI) which can cost between .5 to 1% of the entire loan.
5. Reassess Home Value: If your home value has dropped you could potentially save money on property tax.
Arnett & Devoe Mortgage Group
1803 N. Taft Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538
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What is Amortization?
Amortization is the process by which loan principal decreases over the life of a loan. With each mortgage payment that is made, one portion of the payment is applied towards reducing the principal while another portion is applied towards paying the interest on the loan. An amortization schedule, a table detailing each periodic payment on a loan, shows this ratio of principal and interest and demonstrates how a loan's principal amount decreases over time. To see what type of payment plan is right for you, create your own amortization schedule with our amortization calculator here.
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