Before availing a loan, home or car, we gather quotes and interest rates from all the available financial institutions, and call up each of them to negotiate better deals. I do not say it’s wrong. You must, however, learn about all the aspects of a loan before you contact your first lender. If you have appropriate knowledge, and know how to use it, you will probably save much more than the so-called best deal.
‘Home Mortgage Amortization’, for instance, is soothing that most of us are not aware about. Hence, in this article, we will discuss what it is and how it can help us to save money on loan repayment.
Loan amortization is a schedule of repayment of loan, which is categorized systematically, based on amount of interest and principal payment each month. You can do this yourself as well. However, it is a very complicated process, as it involves big calculations. These days, you can get it done an a single click. There are various tools and calculators available on the internet that can help you get a precise schedule.
After you find such online calculators, feed-in the loan amount, term, and other required details, and you will get your home mortgage amortization automatically, within seconds. Most financial institutions around the word have loan amortizations for each of their clients. However, not every schedule is similar to the other one. If you are making payments toward your mortgage, you can easily get the past and future repayment schedule.
Alright, we all now know there is something known as home mortgage amortization, and what does it mean. But how does it look like? What are the contents? And how would it help mortgage payers?
It’s a bunch of pages with lots of calculations. The conclusion would show how much you have paid toward your loan, and how much you still owe. It would also show, out of the total paid-off amount, how much was paid as principal, how much as interest, and escrow expenses. If your creditor pays for your insurance and related taxes, those are escrow payments.
Here’s an interesting thing to know. The payments you make toward your mortgage during the initial few months comprises around 85% interest payment. They take the interest amount first, and gradually increase the payment toward principal. How much amount goes to what payments is clearly mentioned in this amortization. Hence, it help you to know what is the actual amount you still owe. You can make payments toward your principal quickly if you want. You just have to send additional check toward ‘principal payment’ every month.