The reality is, with today’s low interest rates, if you own a home you could be spending way more than you should be on your mortgage. So if you have other types of debt like credit cards or other loans that you are paying a higher interest rate on, you could use the savings to pay it off. In many cases you could even lower your mortgage payment AND pay off other high-interest debt.
Another lesser-known bonus that most people don’t think about, is that mortgage interest is tax-deductible. So you can cut down on your tax bill too!
Here’s an example: If you can save just 1% on an existing mortgage of $200 thousand, you could put over $100 per month towards your other debts without raising your mortgage payment a dime! Plus you’ll save another $40,000 or more over the term of the mortgage. That’s huge!
In many cases, if you want to get your debt under control, your home sweet home could be just what the doctor ordered. Naturally, every situation is different. Give us a call and let’s talk through options to see if this could work for you!
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