Breaking down the Mortgage Payment at Home Buyer Workshop in Temperance, Michigan

Adrian, MI (PressExposure) August 13, 2009 -- Many new home buyers are shocked to see how much of their monthly mortgage payment is applied to interest. Mark Goedert of Goedert Real Estate spoke at a recent workshop to explain how interest is calculated and to offer equity building tips to new homeowners.

Mark demonstrated how the amortization schedule works. Referring to a diagram on the wall, Mark said, “As you can see the largest part of your mortgage payment is interest during the earlier years of your loan. As you reduce the principal balance, the amount applied to interest is reduced and more of your payment goes to the principal. Reducing the principal balance is known as building equity.” Mark explains more about mortgage programs for new homebuyers at

Mark explained how homebuyers finance with shorter term loans, making larger monthly payments, to reduce the principal balance quicker. “Some people cannot qualify for a mortgage that requires the larger monthly payment, but most loans allow you the option of paying more toward the principal. Therefore, you can finance your home with a long-term, low-payment mortgage and pay additional principal whenever you can. The best time to make extra principal payments is as early as possible when the interest amount is higher.”

Mark Goedert of Goedert Real Estate specializes in working with first-time homebuyers. He assists his clients in choosing the right home and the financing that works best for them. Home buyers who work with a Goedert agent are well prepared to make great decisions based on advice from an experienced real estate professional. Visit [] to learn more.


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About Goedert Real Estate

Mark Goedert is the founder of Goedert Real Estate providing many valuable resources to South East Michigan realtors and home buyers for over 50 years. [] is a one-stop real estate site for all home buying and selling needs in the Downriver area.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm
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