When it comes to a home mortgage loan, you can actually pay off the loan much more quickly and save a great deal of money by simply paying a little extra each month.
If you take out a 30 year loan for $250,000.00 with a 5.000% interest rate, for example, your monthly payment (interest and principal only) will be $1,342.05. By the time the 30 year time period is complete, you will have paid $483,133.89 for your home.
If you pay just $50.00 more each month, you will pay only $461,835.60 toward your home. This is a savings of $21,298.29. In addition, you will get the loan paid off 2 Years 4 Months sooner than if you paid only your regular monthly payment.