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40 year mortgage lowers your monthly payment

Posted on: 08th Jun, 2005 08:14 am
what is 40 years mortgage?
Hi, Chrissy
Welcome to MortgageFit forum.

A 40 year mortgage is a conventional mortgage which allows a borrower to repay the entire loan in 40 years.

Such a mortgage offers a choice between fixed and variable rates of interest. The monthly payments are lower than other mortgages but due to greater time period, a 40 year mortgage involves greater costs throughout the entire term of repayment.

Posted on: 08th Jun, 2005 10:12 am
how much extra is to be paid when somebody goes for 40 year mortgage rather than any other mortgage?
Posted on: 08th Jun, 2005 11:09 pm

If someone chooses a 40 year mortgage, he will have to pay a low monthly payment compared to a 30 year mortgage.

But the total interest paid in the 40 year mortgage is much greater than that paid for 30 year mortgage.

Suppose in a 30 year mortgage, if the loan amount is $100,000 and the interest rate is 6%, then the monthly payment is $594.83, the total interest being $114160.

But if it is a 40 year mortgage with the same loan amount and interest rate, then the monthly payment is $545.09 and he will bear a total interest of $161689.

Although he is paying $49.74 less on a monthly basis for the 40 year mortgage, yet he has to pay $47,529 extra as the total interest.

Hope this example will help you to clear your concept about a 40 year mortgage.

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Posted on: 09th Jun, 2005 04:21 am
Posted on: 05th Aug, 2005 02:05 am
Hi Jacob
Welcome to the forums.

A negative amortization on a 40 year mortgage is definitely not a good deal since you are facing a shortage of funds. Moreover if interest rates increase after some time, you will have to pay more and hence you will owe more than you have borrowed.

I would advice you to go for an interest-only mortgage. That will require you to pay low interests and at least reduce your monthly payments for a few years within which you can become financially stable. Then you can proceed to follow a repayment plan.

So you should shop around for the interest only home loan that you can afford to pay back.

Wish to receive your feedback soon.

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Posted on: 05th Aug, 2005 03:41 am
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