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I don't really have an answer for you, only an opinion. I am Canadian and while the US offers many advantages, the mortgage rackets that the banks are allowed to run in the name of bussiness is offensive.

I thought the best one was the point system. How long did they all have to sit in a room to come up with that one. Now, it is an extra 10 a month. I suspect you will still save money. In Canada, I had weekly mortgage payments. I was on a bi-weekly pay schedule and it did wonders. I took about 7 years off a 25 year mortgage. In Canada, the standard mortgage is 25 years.

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