Paul Hopper
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12 August 2004 @ 13:07:00
first mortgage payment
I made my first mortgage payment yesterday. :)

Less than 20% of my mortgage payment goes to the principal right now.  Anything extra I put in goes straight to the principal, though.  I put in an extra $80 on this first payment and I saved myself about $360 in interest!  I may not be able to do that every month, but if I throw in something extra when I can, it can really make a big difference.  Of course, I'm not likely to be there for 30 years or even 20, but paying extra early on means I build up equity quicker, which means that when I buy my next house, I'll have more money from the sale of this house to put towards the new one.  Boring stuff, I know, but I'm a compulsive budgeter, what can I say? :)