When you set up your mortgage payment repayment plan, you can choose between a standard repayment plan or a bi-weekly repayment plan. With the standard plan, it would take you 30 years to repay the loan while a biweekly plan will take 25 years and 11 months. This will save you 4 years and 1 months. But, the savings doesn't end there.
If you took out a $250,000.00 loan with an interest rate of 4.000% and your federal tax rate is 26.000%, you can expect to pay $1,193.54 per month, while a bi-weekly payment plan will call for a payment of $596.77 every other week. As a result, you will pay only $151,211.03 in interest with the bi-weekly schedule rather than $179,673.77 with the standard payment plan. While this will result in a loss of $7,400.31 in tax benefits, you will still save a total of $21,062.42 with the bi-weekly plan.