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What to do When You’re Struggling to Pay Off Your Home Loan

Mortgages are massive commitments that can be stressful even if you are meeting your monthly repayments with ease. This doubles when you’re struggling for cash and trying to keep up with your loan repayments without the money to do so. However, if you’re struggling to pay off your home loan, it doesn’t need to be as tricky as it seems. With a structured plan and a few key steps, you can make the problem a lot easier to manage.

List Your Debt

The first step is to get a clear picture of everything you owe, including the total amount and how much you are required to pay each month.

Determine Your Monthly Net Income

Similar to what you did in the previous step, determine how much money you have coming in by listing all your sources of income. Then list all of your regular expenses and costs such as food, rent and transport. Add these up to find your net monthly income.

Figure Out What Expenses You Can Afford To Cut

The easiest way to improve your ability to pay off your home loan is to increase your net monthly income. The best way to do this is to find expenses that aren’t as much of a priority as others, such as money spent on alcohol or cigarettes. While these expenses may seem small when compared to your income as a whole, cutting lots of little costs adds up significantly and dramatically improves your monthly payment.

Pay Off Debts That Are High Priority First

The debt you should focus on first includes rent, home loans, council fees, living expenses including electricity, gas and water and car loans. These are priority debts as they relate to necessities that you need for adequate accommodation and transport.

Performing the steps above will allow you to get a better grasp of your financial situation, which will ultimately give you more control over your ability to pay off your home loan.

If you would like to learn more about what are some of the steps you can take to ease the burden of your mortgage, please get in touch with us today.