biweekly mortgage payment: Pros and Cons of a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Program - 11/09/11 09:09 AM
When borrowers enter into a contract to make bi-weekly payments on their mortgage, the amortization schedule is accelerated. For example, with a 30-year amortization schedule, the borrower makes 12 payments per year. In a bi-weekly arrangement, the borrower makes 26 ‘half’ payments, which allows the loan to be paid off in 22.8 years instead of 30 years. It’s the same as making 13 monthly payments.
This ultimately saves the borrower thousands of dollars in interest rate fees. However, bear in mind that bi-weekly programs usually have some type of setup, transaction, and maintenance fees associated with them. A custodian manages the … (1 comments)


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