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Mortgage free in around five years (or close to it)

edited 1 May at 1:14AM in Mortgage-free wannabe
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edited 1 May at 1:14AM in Mortgage-free wannabe
I'm currently 32. Aiming to be mortgage free or close to by the time I'm 40. Certainly looks doable in the next six years if not sooner.

However my five year fixed comes to an end in November and I'm aware rates have gone up. Will probably stick with my bank to avoid extra remortgage costs and hopefully still get a fair deal...

My debt is just over £125k
My house was £350k bought with a £120k deposit over five years ago with £230k borrowed so I've cleared over £100k in just over five years (often throw 1k or more at it a month and maxed out my allowance last year) whilst my monthly payments on my current 1.99% interest have reduced from 950pcm to a little over 600pcm. Compares well with renting...  In 2015 I was paying 650pcm in rent !

I used overpayment to reduce monthly payments but will probably continue with the same term for the next fixed deal and continue to overpay but eventually overpay to reduce the term or be in a position to pay it off outside the fixed term

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  • powerspowerspowerspowers Forumite
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    Well done on your progress so far, £100k in 5 years is amazing!!
    A few things to bear in mind if you haven’t already- reducing the payment means you are using more of your OP allowance at the same time ad it decreases. You might have to stay with the same lender if you owe less than the minimum that a lender will lend (I’ve heard £30k). 
    Good luck with the rest of your mortgage slaying 🐉  

    MFW 2021 #76 £5,145
    MFW 2022 #27 £4,670 / £7,200 target 


  • isadreamalieisadreamalie Forumite
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    Well done on your progress so far, £100k in 5 years is amazing!!
    A few things to bear in mind if you haven’t already- reducing the payment means you are using more of your OP allowance at the same time ad it decreases. You might have to stay with the same lender if you owe less than the minimum that a lender will lend (I’ve heard £30k). 
    Good luck with the rest of your mortgage slaying 🐉  

    So perhaps a two year fixed mortgage is better than a 5 as the 10% allowance for overpaying is pretty poor once thr debt is under 100k



  • savingholmessavingholmes Forumite
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    Good luck on your journey - £100K in 5 years is impressive!
    Target 1) Lose weight & get fit (started) 2) Declutter 3) Get to £6k EF/Savings Now £2.7k 4) MFW starting at £201999 Nov 21 with 264 255 payments to go. Now £196,223. 5) Mortgage neutral progress (private pension/AVCs c£3643 Nov 21) extra payments £312 including tax relief 6) Write regularly 41426/70000 words Book 2 7) Debt free April 22 (now stay that way!!)
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    isadreamalieisadreamalie Forumite
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    edited 7 May at 7:14AM
    Good luck on your journey - £100K in 5 years is impressive!
    Thanks 😊 

    Helps having no partner no student debt no kids an 120k deposit on my house and a 60k job...

    I made an initial 10k overpayment early on as I had some savings left I could have added to the deposit. Reduced my monthly payment from 950 to almost 900 and that's when the overpayment addiction started!

  • powerspowerspowerspowers Forumite
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    Well done on your progress so far, £100k in 5 years is amazing!!
    A few things to bear in mind if you haven’t already- reducing the payment means you are using more of your OP allowance at the same time ad it decreases. You might have to stay with the same lender if you owe less than the minimum that a lender will lend (I’ve heard £30k). 
    Good luck with the rest of your mortgage slaying 🐉  

    So perhaps a two year fixed mortgage is better than a 5 as the 10% allowance for overpaying is pretty poor once thr debt is under 100k



    I’ve just gone for a 5 year fix with 50% OP limit to get best of both worlds. We owe similar but paying off slightly slower due to aforementioned kids and student loans! 
    MFW 2021 #76 £5,145
    MFW 2022 #27 £4,670 / £7,200 target 


  • savingholmessavingholmes Forumite
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    Good luck on your journey - £100K in 5 years is impressive!
    Thanks 😊 

    Helps having no partner no student debt no kids an 120k deposit on my house and a 60k job...

    I made an initial 10k overpayment early on as I had some savings left I could have added to the deposit. Reduced my monthly payment from 950 to almost 900 and that's when the overpayment addiction started!

    Still impressive.
    Target 1) Lose weight & get fit (started) 2) Declutter 3) Get to £6k EF/Savings Now £2.7k 4) MFW starting at £201999 Nov 21 with 264 255 payments to go. Now £196,223. 5) Mortgage neutral progress (private pension/AVCs c£3643 Nov 21) extra payments £312 including tax relief 6) Write regularly 41426/70000 words Book 2 7) Debt free April 22 (now stay that way!!)
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