The number of years and months over which you will repay this loan. The most common amortization period is 25 years. Not to be confused with the term of your loan, which is the duration of the loan agreement you signed with your financial institution and that has to be renewed regularly. Terms are generally for 1 to 10 years.
By choosing an accelerated payment frequency, you can reduce your amortization period and save thousands of dollars in interest in the long run. For example, the accelerated bi-weekly payment allows you to pay half of your monthly payment every two weeks. You will therefore make 26 payments a year, the equivalent of one extra monthly payment a year.
The number of term years.
The frequency under which you will make prepayments on your mortgage. The options are one time payment, yearly and the same as regular payment.
We offer this mortgage calculator as a self-help tool for your use. This tool does not replace professional financial advice. We cannot guarantee that this calculator will apply or be accurate in your situation. For example, your mortgage lender may make its calculations in a different way. All calculations are examples only.