Asked by Katie  |  Submitted November 18, 2013

I thought mortgages had to be 30 years long, but I’ve heard of 10-year and 15-year mortgages. What are the advantages and disadvantages of shorter timeframes?

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January 07, 2014

Two advantages. The first being you pay off your house faster, the second is that shorter term loans generally have lower interest rates than 30 year mortgages.

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April 24, 2017

Disadvantages of a shorter term loan is a higher payment that what a 30 yr loan requires if you can afford the higher payment for a 10 or 15 yr fixed easily - this is definitely the best option to use. If the higher payment makes you nervous or doesn't fit the budget - use a 30 yr fixed and just make additional principal payments if you can

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