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What is Amortization and How Does Mortgage Amortization Work?

What is amortization? How does it work? Many people have asked these questions and have been offered complex answers that have left them even more confused than before they asked. Here is as simple an explanation as you are likely to get, particularly with reference to mortgage amortization Mortgage Amortization Fundamentals When you take a […]

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Mortgage Amortization and Mortgage Repayments

Mortgage amortization is designed to allow you to pay the same monthly mortgage repayments for the entire term of your mortgage loan. The interest on a mortgage is a large part of your monthly repayment. However, it reduces each month – why is that when your payment remains the same? Briefly, the relative amounts you […]

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Amortization Periods: Short or Long Term Mortgage?

Amortization periods have a profound effect on your mortgage repayment figures. Here we discuss the difference between a short and long term mortgage. Once the down payment has been deducted from the price of your new home, the balance is amortized over a period years. Each monthly repayment includes the decreasing principal owed after the […]

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PITI: Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance.

Sounding just like ‘pity,’ PITI stands for Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance. The term is used in relation to mortgage payments. It is the total monthly sum paid for a mortgage in the USA. Here is a description of the initials in the acronym in more detail. PITI: Principal The principal is the capital sum […]

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