What happens to my property taxes when I pay off my mortgage?

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What happens to my property taxes when I pay off my mortgage?

Few mortgages get paid off because the owner has made regular payments over a long period of time. Most mortgages get paid off because the owner has refinanced or has sold the property. Your real estate taxes should not change in any way due to paying off your loan – or taking on a new loan for that matter.

Q. Can I pay off mortgage without penalty?

You could be charged for paying your mortgage off early or making a monthly payment, which goes over your agreed monthly limit. Many lenders will let you overpay up to 10% a year without penalties.

Q. Is paying off your mortgage early worth it?

Paying off your mortgage early is a good way to free up monthly cashflow and pay less in interest. But you’ll lose your mortgage interest tax deduction, and you’d probably earn more by investing instead. Before making your decision, consider how you would use the extra money each month.

Q. Is there a penalty for paying off a mortgage early?

Whether you can be charged a penalty for paying off your mortgage early depends on what type of mortgage you have and the specific terms of your mortgage loan. Some loans have pre-payment penalties during the first years of the loan.

Q. Do you have to claim the mortgage prepayment penalty on your taxes?

If you don’t actually pay your penalty, you can’t deduct it. You file your prepayment penalty in the same way that you file the mortgage interest that you paid during the year. To claim this penalty, you have to itemize your deductions on Schedule A of your tax return.

Q. When does the prepayment penalty kick in when you refinance?

These penalties kick in not only if you pay down your mortgage loan in a short period of time, but also if you refinance an existing mortgage loan that has a prepayment penalty. After all, when you refinance you are paying off one mortgage loan and replacing it with another.

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