Shopping for a mortgage can be a very confusing experience. Often, borrowers do not realize that some of the terms associated with a mortgage may be negotiable, including the rates, as well as the fees that may be wrapped into the rate.
The amortization period means the number of years within which to fully pay your mortgage. The standard amortization period in the banking industry has been 25 years. However, longer or shorter periods are available. It is important as it affects the total amount of interest you’ll pay over the duration of your mortgage.