Whether you are looking to lower your current monthly payment, pay off your home faster, or access the equity you have built up in your home; it is important to consider a few factors before refinancing your mortgage loan. Are rates lower now than when you purchased your home or last refinanced? Do you have enough equity built up in your home now to open up new options?
How long do you plan on staying in your current home? Would breaking the mortgage and pay the penalty to get a lower mortgage rate save me from paying more in interest? Speaking with a Sunlite Mortgage Professional today can help you understand your best options.
You’ll own your home free-and-clear sooner, and the more quickly you pay off your loan the less interest you owe in the process. If you would like to retire mortgage-free or own your home outright by the time your kids are off to university, then a shorter term loan can help you reach these goals.
Also bear this in mind, if you if your mortgage interest rate is 3.49% and you prepay your mortgage on your principal residence by $10,000.00, your return on that prepayment is 3.49% tax free since there are no taxes on the growth of your principal residence. You can always access it through a Home Equity Line of Credit without a penalty.
By shortening your term, more often than not your monthly payment will be increasing. Additionally, prepayment penalties owed to your current loan need to be weighed when considering refinancing your mortgage loan.
Use this calculator to generate an amortization schedule for your current mortgage. Quickly see how much interest you will pay, and your principal balances. You can even determine the impact of any principal prepayments! Press the report button for a full amortization schedule, either by year or by month.