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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Real Estate and Landlording => Topic started by: ajmers on November 05, 2015, 07:37:48 PM

Title: Return on paying down mortgage for PMI
Post by: ajmers on November 05, 2015, 07:37:48 PM
I bought a house last year with 5% down. I'm now at about 93% LTV according to the appraised value of the house. Since then I've gotten a new job with a significant pay increase, and I have a rental income from a roommate that makes up a good chunk of my mortgage. So I'm trying to decide where to best use the additional income - retirement/savings accounts vs extra mortgage payments to try to get rid of the PMI.

I was about to set up an Excel spreadsheet (:D) to work out what sort of return I would get by making extra payments and I was wondering if a) this sort of calculator already exists and b) there is any other information I need to factor in that I'm forgetting.

Would love to hear your thoughts!
Title: Re: Return on paying down mortgage for PMI
Post by: MDM on November 05, 2015, 10:17:31 PM
Does http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/ask-a-mustachian/pmi-payoff-roi/ help?
Title: Re: Return on paying down mortgage for PMI
Post by: ajmers on November 06, 2015, 11:21:00 AM
Yes - thanks so much! Sorry for the repeat post!
Title: Re: Return on paying down mortgage for PMI
Post by: MDM on November 06, 2015, 11:48:03 AM
Yes - thanks so much! Sorry for the repeat post!
Glad it helped.  No apologies needed - it can be difficult to search the forum productively.

One search trick that sometimes works: take the subject title you have in mind and put that into Google (or other) followed by site:forum.mrmoneymustache.com. 

For example, try searching for
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