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Owning your home can be one of the most exciting milestones of your life, it is usually one of the most expensive milestones as well. However, paying your mortgage at the standard rate over the standard life of the loan can be costly. We take a look at how this works below:

Most of us want to own our own home, yet once we get the keys we also get the debt. It is understandable to want to get on top of your home loan as quickly as you can.

A thirty-year loan doesn’t mean you need to take thirty years to pay it off.

Planning to pay off your mortgage as soon as possible is a smart move. The total interest paid on a loan over 30 years can be excessively high. We demonstrate this below:

See our case study example:

Cathy and Tom are looking to upsize on their current home. They purchase an existing dwelling for $650,000 and use $150,000 from the sale of their home for the deposit. The total amount for their mortgage is $500,000 which they choose to pay off monthly over 30 years in a variable interest rate loan.

Mortgage detail summary:

Value $500,000
Interest 5.75% variable
Term 30 years

The monthly repayments they make on this loan are approximately $2912.

The total amount of interest paid over the 30 year period assuming they do not change their interest rate or repayment amount or frequencing is a whopping $548,145.31. 

That means for an initial mortgage of $500,000 you would end up paying a total of $1,048,145.31 over the 30 years.




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