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When considering a mortgage, it is important to understand the difference between a 15-year and 30-year mortgage. Both options have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, and the choice ultimately comes down to your personal perspective and goals.
A 15-year mortgage is ideal for those who view it as a debt to be paid off quickly. This type of loan typically has a higher monthly payment, but it also results in a significant reduction in the total interest paid over the life of the loan. This can be a great option for those who want to minimize the amount of money they spend on interest and are focused on paying off their mortgage as quickly as possible. Additionally, many people see a paid-off mortgage as a symbol of financial stability and security, which can bring peace of mind.
On the other hand, a 30-year mortgage is ideal for those who see it as an opportunity for leverage. This type of loan typically has a lower monthly payment, which can free up cash flow for other expenses or investments. Additionally, it gives the borrower more flexibility in terms of how they use their money, rather than having it tied up in a mortgage payment. Furthermore, 30-year mortgages can be a great opportunity to borrow money at a low cost, which can be used to invest in other areas.
It's worth noting that both options have their own unique benefits and drawbacks. 15-year mortgage can be a great option for those who want to pay off their mortgage quickly and minimize the amount of interest they pay. However, it requires a higher monthly payment and less flexibility in terms of how you use your money. In contrast, a 30-year mortgage can be a great option for those who want to free up their cash flow, but it means you will pay more interest over the life of the loan. Ultimately, the decision between a 15-year and 30-year mortgage comes down to your personal perspective and goals. We recommended that you talk to a mortgage professional far before you will actually purchase or refinance your mortgage and take into consideration your own financial situation to make the best decision for you and your family.
Personally, I align with the 30 year mortgage camp. I believe in creating margin in my personal budget so that I am able to do other things with the resources that I have available. I love to invest in real estate, the stock market, and even my own businesses to try and create a positive return. I believe investing in these different areas is a better net positive than saving on the interest compared to a 15 year mortgage. As Kevin O'Leary says on Shark Tank, "I like to send my money out to go make more money." I completely agree with Kevin there and advise plenty of our clients at Fox Mortgage to do the same. However, most peoples finances look different, so should your mortgage look different as well?
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