What benefits do I receive for mortgage pre-payments?
Pre-payment typically allows you the following privileges:
- Ability to increase your monthly payment (usually by 15-20%). Keep in mind that you cannot decrease your payments.
- You are allowed to pay a percentage (usually 15-20%) of your principal per year.
- You may be able to double your mortgage payment for a month or a number of months. Remember that you are not allowed to exceed the percentage that you’re permitted to pay down annually.