Bi-weekly mortgage loan

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Bi-weekly mortgage loan

A mortgage loan on which interest and principal payments are made every half-month (total of 26 payments) as opposed to monthly payments. This results in earlier loan retirement.

Bi-Weekly Mortgage Loan

A mortgage in which the property buyer makes payments every two weeks instead of once per month. Both payments could apply to principal and interest, or one of the payments could pay down the principal exclusively. Because of the extra payment, a bi-weekly mortgage is repaid faster, which saves the buyer additional interest payments. It is, however, more expensive in the short and medium terms; the bank may also charge extra fees for changing the payments to a bi-weekly structure.
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Unlike biweekly mortgages or other prepayment plans, the Mortgage Controller allows homeowners to prepay as few or as many payments as they like each month.
In Marine Bank's mortgage loan department, the following types of loans are offered: construction loans, interim financing, fixed-rate mortgages (with terms from 10 to 30 years), adjustable-rate mortgages, balloon loans, biweekly mortgages, FHA/VA loans and community homebuyer programs (such as state housing development authority loan programs).