I still remember the day I got my first home loan.
I was so excited. All those years of working and saving and I was a home owner. There’s never been a bigger thrill. I was a little worried about taking on such a huge debt but it was a “good debt,” an investment for the future.
I took a deep breath, picked up my keys and set about decorating my new place until the walls were painted the exact shade I wanted them to be, the rugs were the perfect size for each room and the furniture was in the best arrangement possible to make use of the space. I spent A LOT of time in “Home Maker” centres.
Of course the thrill fades once it’s all done and you just move on with life. We get used to making our mortgage payments and settle in for the long haul. Most of us don’t think about our home loans beyond making the required payments, not realising that if we put some thought into it we could potentially save thousands of dollars.