# If I have a mortgage loan of \$29,900 with an interest rate of 8.0% and the term is 60 months…..?

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How much Interest can I save and how much sooner will i pay it off, If I make an extra \$ 1000.00 principal payment a year? Can someone please break that down for me….

Sally
May 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Go to http://www.bankrate.com and the calculator option and you can do all kinds of scenarios on the figures.

jay w
May 14, 2011 at 12:18 am

Ok, lets try to answer this one for ya,

\$ 29,900 loan at 8% Interest for 60 months (are you sure 60 months, that’s only 5 years?, anyway)

Your payment would be (P&I only): \$ 606.26
If you paid for the full 60 months, your total payments, including interest would be:\$ 36,375.32 which is \$ 6475.92 of interest.

Assuming you started the loan on Jan 1st and on Dec 1st of every year, you made a payment of \$ 1,606.26, your total Interest would drop to \$ 5,685.95. You would also pay the loan off 7 months earlier!

Thus, making an extra payment of \$ 1,000 a year for 4 years (last payment would be #53 instead of 60) would save you \$ 789.97 over the life of the loan.

Not a bad deal if you can swing it.

Good luck,

Jay
LO in Michigan

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