Why pay mortgage bi-weekly?


When you pay mortgage bi-weekly your loan amortizes faster and you drastically reduce the amount paid in interest. The bigger the loan, the longer the term, the more effective paying mortgage bi-weekly turns out.

Consider a jumbo loan of $700,000 at 8.125 for 25 years. When paying mortgage bi-weekly, this jumbo will amortize in 20 years, instead in 25, and you will save $230,000 in interest. This is huge.

Accelerated biweekly mortgage payment is a very effective tool in paying off mortgage loans. The only problem is whether your lender actually agrees to have your loan repaid with bi-weekly mortgage payments, as not every lender will accept accelerated repayment of a loan.

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