Getting the best possible interest rate on your mortgage can ultimately save you thousands of dollars. Knowing how different interest rates affect your monthly payment can prove an invaluable tool when making a decision, whether you are seeking a new mortgage or refinancing an existing one.
Tip> 1% interest rate drop could save you whopping $60,276.16 in $300000 loan in 30 years.
Mortgages and Interest Rates
When you purchase a 15-year fixed-rate or 30 year fixed rate mortgage, the interest rate will stay the same for the entire life of the loan. Your monthly payment is based on the interest rate you negotiate with your lender and is structured to pay off your mortgage by the end of the 15-year period or 30 year period resp. 15 year is typically the shortest fixed-rate period offered by lenders and will allow you to pay off your mortgage faster and pay less interest than with a longer term loan. However, the shorter term means your monthly payment will be higher, so consider whether you can afford it. Also when you take 30 year fixed, you are stretching your dollar which is depreciating in years or what dollar can buy today, will be lot less in 30 years.
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