Way back ten or twenty years ago, living together with parents, or perhaps renting apartments, condominiums, boarding houses, and the likes was quite acceptable, especially when you are just starting off with building a family of your own.
Today, however, with the dynamic advancement, developments, and changes in every aspect of human life, though the mentioned means of “homing” or “nesting” are still acceptable, having a home that you can call your own is not just a dream but a necessity.
Making Use of Home Loans
Indeed, buying or building a house is not a piece of cake. On top of it, you must consider your financial resources. Good thing there are home loans that offer aid to borrowers to fulfill their dreams of having their own home. Furthermore, these loans are provided with varying lengths and terms of payments. You can choose to pay within six months (if possible) or even up to 30 years (some might find it too stressful, though). And one more thing is anyone; literally, anyone can avail of such loans provided you have proof of income and capacity to pay. Thus if you are working from home, part-timers or full-timers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, no office, no boss, no regular schedule, no fixed payments. Worry no more for these things will not limit you from having your own home. Empower yourself, avail a loan, and have that dream house of yours.
But before you dive into getting yourself a home loan, below are some tips on how you can pay off your home loan faster, especially when you are working from home;
Choose The Right Type Of Home Loan
Choosing the right type of home loan gives you the ability to pursue what you are after. For example, if you wanted to pay your loan much faster, it wouldn’t make sense then to avail of a fixed payment loan. Fix payment loans would not allow you to make accelerated payments. Making sure that you get the right set up would give you the freedom to focus on, hone, and pay off the loan faster.
Add Extra Each Month
Each month, by throwing a small amount like an extra $100 a month at your mortgage could result in formidable savings. As an example, with a $250,000 mortgage at 3.49% amortized over 25 years, your monthly payments would be $1247. If you would raise the amount by $100, making it to $1347 monthly, then saving does its magic. A savings of $15,400 in interest charges could be made over the length of the mortgage. By the assumption of 3.49% interest rate, you would be able to pay off your home loan three years sooner.
Work Raise, Where To Put It?
If you get that bonus from work or the annual raise, why not consider applying the extra to paying your home loan? You were living just fine with the amount of money you were receiving before. Probably you won’t miss the extra cash that much. While, on the other hand, if you would utilize it to pay your mortgage, it would go a long way in reducing the principal mortgage debt.
What About Your Other Investments?
This one would probably apply to those who work from home and had their investments. Typically, when interest rates rise, investors tend to sell some of their bonds to raise cash. You can consider using that accumulated cash or any other profits from investments to pay off your mortgage. By doing so, you are merely trading one low-risk investment for another low-risk investment.
Although this one might be rare, it’s possible that you might get some unexpected money from an investment gain, through an inheritance, or perhaps winning a lottery (that is if you are joining the draw). You can use the profits in paying off your mortgage principal.
Consider Accelerated Payment Options
There are payment options where you can pay every two weeks rather than the traditional one month. With the scheme, your schedule will result in half month payment a year, which is 12 months extra every year. That additional payment can knock eight years off the thirty years mortgage depending on the loan’s interest rate.
You can pay off your home loan faster by following the tips and achieve the home that you’ve been dreaming of. After all, it wasn’t all that painful to do. With the surplus that is coming in now, employees, as well as work from home workers, put almost everything into investments. Yet, probably the most significant investment in life one can have is having a family. Along with that lovely family, a house that you can call you own, that would be a haven to protect your loved ones, is more profitable than any investment can offer.
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