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By Lindsey Smith | Both Buyer and Seller in Caldwell County, TX

Would You Get a Long-term Mortgage?

The various ways of getting a house these days has definitely become easier, along with the way that it can be paid back. Traditionally, a mortgage on a house meant a maximum of 25 or 30 years before amortization. New mortgages, however, are going way beyond the more traditional limits and are pushing it back to 40 and 50 years. If you are planning to get a loan for your investing plans in a Holmdel real estate properties and Holmdel homes for sale, here are some things you need to know about long term mortgages.

Reduced Payments

Because the payments are now stretched out over a much longer period of time, this means that the monthly payment is also greatly reduced. This point is usually the main selling argument - and it is a good one. If you are looking to reduce your monthly payments for some reason or other, then this may help you.

The Overall Costs Are Greater

Reducing monthly payments, however, are only half of the story. While it does free up some cash on a month by month basis, it also adds longevity to the loan. Longevity always means more interest - much more interest. 

Calculate Total Costs

When you actually are ready to consider what such a mortgage will cost you, you need to sit down with the details of a 25 or 30-year mortgage, and compare it with the results. This would be even more important if you are considering refinancing an existing mortgage. 


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