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How to reduce the burden of repaying your home loan?

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Home loan is a loan granted by a bank or a financial company to assist one buy their dream house or flat. Home loans are equal to superheroes for people who wish to buy their dream house but don’t have the finances for the same.

So you bought your dream house with a view of the exotic Petronas towers of Malaysia. What now? Now comes the dreaded part! Repaying the home loan! Repayment of any kind of debt can be very taxing. And repayment of home loans can be even more burdensome since failing to repay the loan might land you in a lot of trouble including losing your dream house. But worrying about it won’t help you pay your home loan faster. Listed below are some of the tips that can help you repay your home loan without any worry.

#Pay your instalments on time

Paying your instalments on time is very crucial. If you delay payment even for a month it can add to your troubles.You might have to pay additional charges if you don’t make payments on time.

Making payments before the due date will ensure that you will have one less thing to worry about for the next month.

#Make frequent payments

Making frequent payments will help you pay off your loan sooner, thus leaving you less worried. Start making fortnightly payments than monthly payments if you can afford it. This will make a lot of difference in the longer run and save you a lot of trouble.

#Pay attention to your mortgage

It’s easy to lose track with long term payments but not paying attention to your mortgage can land you in big trouble. Being unaware of the rate changes, changes in the market does not bode well. So keep a track on your mortgage and save yourself from future troubles.

#Communicate with your insurance provider

You might face situations where you might not be able to make repayments for your house loan and this can make you paranoid. Instead of getting paranoid, communicate with your insurance provider. Most of the lenders will be willing to negotiate and might offer you a moratorium of a couple of months till you can make the payment. Resorting to other methods like borrowing money to repay the existing loan isn’t the solution.

READ: A beginner’s guide to buying home insurance in Malaysia

#Save up more

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you have taken a home loan, the best way to finish the repayment is to have a back up plan. Have an emergency home loan fund which might come to the rescue in tough situations when repaying the home loan in the future. If the interest rates spike, this emergency fund can help you pay off the loan without breaking a sweat. This emergency fund might also help you make pre payments for the home loan.

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