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Debbie, Other/Just Looking in Lynn, MA

How is it possible that an owner bought the house in 2002 for $369,000 and owes $317,000 in 2010.?

Asked by Debbie, Lynn, MA Wed Jun 2, 2010

We are inquiring about this house and asked what is owed on it.

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Depending on the amount down and the interest rate, very possible
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Look at an amortization table. It takes forever to pay off the principle amount of a mortgage.

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That makes perfect sense. Assume they bought for $369,000 and put 5% down. That means they financed $350,550. Assume they had a 7% 30 year mortgage. They'd owe almost exactly $317,000.

You can play around with those numbers a bit--maybe a bit more down, or slightly higher interest rate, or a first and a second at different rates coming up to a bit more than 7%. Still, that could be pretty much on target.

Hope that helps.
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