Which is better - a 30 or 15 year mortgage?
This loan comparison calculator will compare a 30 and 15 year mortgage. If you'd like, you can also enter your own mortgage terms. As you will see, a 15 year mortgage will allow you substantial interest savings. However, the increased monthly payment might not be affordable. Consult a financial advisor for a more specific estimate of the benefits to you.
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As you can see, the total interest you pay over the life of a loan decreases as you decrease the number of years the loan is amortized. There is a serious drawback, though. Your monthly payment can increase significantly, therefore, weigh your options very carefully. Talk to a financial advisor who can help you decide what's best for you.