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A toy log cabin sits on $20 bills. (iStockphoto / Getty Images)
A toy log cabin sits on $20 bills. (iStockphoto / Getty Images)

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How homeowners are trying to pay off their mortgages ahead of schedule.

Actions taken in past year to pay off mortgage sooner:

Period of
purchase
Increased
amount of
payout
Made
lump-sum
payment
Increased
frequency of
payment
Took one
or more
of these
actions
Before 199016%16%3%35%
1990s19%9%6%30%
2000-200419%14%4%33%
2005-200918%15%6%35%
2010-201415%16%7%35%
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