Which is better - monthly or biweekly payments?

A biweekly mortgage allows you to make a mortgage payment every 2 weeks resulting in 26 payments per year versus 12 monthly payments per year, or the equivalent of 13 monthly payments. The result is a considerable reduction in the term of the mortgage, as well as savings in total interest paid. We have rounded these figures according to standard mathematical practices. For exact figures, please consult a broker or financial advisor.

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Loan Information

$ What is the purchase price of the home you are interested in?
    % *What is the interest rate of the new home loan?
Monthly Payments
30
What your payment would be.
Total amount you will pay per year.
Total amount paid over the life of the loan.
Total interest paid on the loan.
Biweekly Payments
**Term of the mortgage.
What your payment would be.
Total amount you will pay per year.
Total amount paid over the life of the loan.
Total interest you will pay on the loan.
Interest saved with bi-weekly payments.

*Please enter an interest rate between 6 and 16
**As you can see, on a 30 year mortgage, making biweekly payments will substantially reduce the term of the loan.


Note: This calculator is provided to give you a general idea. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or the applicability to your situation. Please consult a qualified professional. If you use a 0% interest value, the calculator will automatically use a default value of .001. Please be aware that the values may vary slightly.