This question is not rhetorical even though it seems to be. Let’s look at it more closely in order to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.
First of all, paying off your mortgage (M), as well as any other debt, will not increase the amount of money in your wallet. So, is it really worthwhile doing something that is not going to add up to your wealth?
Secondly, mortgage payoff is an investment with a certain interest rate. However, it is always possible to find a better investment opportunity on the market. Furthermore, in case your retirement precedes the payoff of your mortgage, the project becomes completely pointless and a different way out has to be found.
Last but not least, market fluctuations in the cost of real estate property oftentimes make mortgage payoff inexpedient. That is why you should have a plan of protecting your equity in the home.
For your information: during the real estate crisis, people who incurred the biggest losses were not the ones who lost their homes but the ones who paid off their mortgages.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME EQUITY?
To continue paying off your mortgage after you retire makes no economic sense. Losing your home is not a solution either. However, it is not a proverbial vicious circle. The best way out is to start making ’interest only’ payments.
THIS PROGRAM WILL ENABLE YOU:
~ to increase your family budget because your mortgage payments will go down 30%-50%;
~ to avoid losing your real estate property in case the market value of your home drops down.
The program is called Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and is available in the portfolio of any bank that serves your checking and savings accounts.
To get financing does not cost you anything. All you need is sufficient income, good credit history, and 30% equity in your home.
Note that if you are advanced in years and need over 15-20 years to pay off your mortgage, HELOC is a financial solution that will optimize your budget and provide successful and stable future for your family.
Please call me for more information: 847-520-7030.