Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Alternatives to Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

Effective Alternatives To Bi-Weekly Payments

Bi-weekly payments plans work; there's no doubt about that. It's just basic math. However, there are several reasons why homeowners may want to avoid enrolling in a bi-weekly mortgage payment plan.
The first -- and most obvious -- reason to avoid bi-weekly mortgage payment programs is that homeowners choosing to self-manage their bi-weekly payments get better results than via a bank-managed bi-weekly payment program.
Here's how to self-manage : Rather than sending payments to the bank every other week, achieve the same result by making your regular mortgage payment once monthly, and adding 1/12 of your regular mortgage payment to your check.
For every $1,200 in your mortgage payment, in other words, add $100 to your monthly payment. By sending $1,300 to your lender monthly, you will "overpay" your mortgage by $1,200 annually, which is a 13th payment.
Assuming a $300,000 mortgage at 4.000%, look at how the math works :
  • Bank-managed bi-weekly mortgage payments pays off in 26 years, 0 months
  • Self-managed bi-weekly mortgage payments pays off in 25 years, 11 months
This math works because banks don't apply that 13th payment until the year is complete. By contrast, your self-managed system applies 12 times per year. Please visit our website for more information

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