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Given the situation, it really boils down to a question of pay off the debt or use the funds toward investments once the markets settle down a bit.

A paid off house is an illiquid asset. Imagine something awful that you could fix with money at a time when no more borrowing is possible. Do you still want a paid off house instead of a more liquid asset ?
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