Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

House Mortgage -- Countdown

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    House Mortgage -- Countdown

    House Mortgage Debt . . . count it down.

    I've a long waaaaaays to go . . 10 years including this year is my target.

    Mortgage Principal : $207K
    Kill the debt, before it kills you!

    #2
    You can do it! We paid $240K in three years by using most of our savings, every extra cent we had after paying bills and the remaining $77K, we paid by selling our rental property. You will not regret it; my husband lost his job a month after we paid the house off and we've been able to pay our bills as well as save with my income alone.

    Comment


      #3
      Originally posted by Randomsaver View Post
      House Mortgage Debt . . . count it down.

      I've a long waaaaaays to go . . 10 years including this year is my target.

      Mortgage Principal : $207K
      As of today our mortgage principle is $104.5k. We'd like to pay it off in 10 years too. We'll see how it goes.

      Look forward to following your journey.
      ~ Eagle

      Comment


        #4
        Randomsaver, are you making any payments directly to principal over and above your required monthly payments? The real issue is how amotorization tables work, interest is front loaded. To make matters worse, most mortgagees seem unaware that their monthly payments also include property tax, some include mortgage insurance [PMI} and some even include ordinary house insurance. Check your documents to determine terms and conditions to add a separate payment directly to principal. Creditcardfree on SA Blogs is doing an incredible job of moving all extra sums to her relatively new mortgage principal where small bites are reducing her principal in big chunks.

        It may not seem like much initially but I was gobsmacked when I discovered that intermittent, small sums applied directly to principal cause a 30 yr mortgage to be paid in full in 13 years and the real benefit was how much it saved in interest. Cost avoidance is not easy to track but it sure makes a difference in total outgo.

        Comment


          #5
          snafu, yes I got a direct advance payment to principal. what I'm changing now is to eliminate the house insurance from escrow and for me to pay it directly to the insurer. very interesting info you shared on 30Y becoming 13Y by advancing "small sums". good for you it worked out!

          Eagle, let's do this journey! we can make it!

          thanks NJDebbie and I'm glad things worked out for you!
          Kill the debt, before it kills you!

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by Randomsaver View Post
            House Mortgage Debt . . . count it down.

            I've a long waaaaaays to go . . 10 years including this year is my target.

            Mortgage Principal : $207K
            Mortgage Principal : $205K
            Kill the debt, before it kills you!

            Comment


              #7
              Great progress in less than a month!
              My other blog is Your Organized Friend.

              Comment


                #8
                Thanks!
                Kill the debt, before it kills you!

                Comment


                  #9
                  Our balance is $54,368.64 as of today. I just scheduled our June payment so that will drop a bit in a couple of days. I haven't really figured out when we'll have it repaid. It will partly depend on college costs.
                  Steve

                  * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                  * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                  * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    ^ Awesome!
                    Kill the debt, before it kills you!

                    Comment


                      #11
                      We owe about the same as you do. We have a little over 12 years left on our current mortgage. Our interest is right around 2.5%, so paying it off early isn't a huge savings.

                      We also have 3 kids getting closer to college age.

                      Dawn

                      Comment


                        #12
                        $390k and no way are we paying it off anytime soon. We'll see after we move.
                        LivingAlmostLarge Blog

                        Comment


                          #13
                          29 years to go for me.

                          I owe $130K at 3.75%. The loan is about 1.3X my W-2 income and I almost have the cash to pay it off completely. But 3.75% is a great deal and I don't like the idea of tying up too much of my net worth in real estate.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Originally posted by Randomsaver View Post
                            Mortgage Principal : $205K
                            Mortgage Principal : $203K
                            Kill the debt, before it kills you!

                            Comment


                              #15
                              GREAT JOB RANDOMSAVER!!! I too want to payoff my mortgage early, trying to payoff student loan first, and then plan on paying off mortgage early.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X