Mortgage Calculators

Mortgage Payment Calculator

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A mortgage payment calculator is a great tool to help home buyers estimate the cost of monthly mortgage payments. Whether you're interested in mortgage refinancing or looking to see how much tax you can deduct, these free mortgage calculator tools are here to help you. If you're interested in simple calculation of your mortgage use the tool calculator above. Otherwise, look through the different mortgage calculators below.


 

Purchase Calculators

How Much Can I Afford?

This calculator helps you identify how much you are able to afford when you are searching for a home.

How Much Do I Need to Qualify?

Compare your total monthly obligations including your total mortgage payment to your monthly income.

Should I Buy or Rent?

Our Buy vs Rent Calculator help you analyze the total cost of renting versus the total cost of owning.

Tax Benefits of Buying

This calculator estimates the tax benefit of buying a home.

APR Loan Calculator

Estimate the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for a mortgage loan using your mortgage rate.

ARM Loan Payment

Compute your initial and estimate your future payments with Mortgage 101 ARM Loan Payment Calculator.


Refinance Calculators

Should I Pay Points - Refinance?

Helps you understand if you should pay loan points during your refinance.

Refinance Debt Consolidation Management

Figure how long before your savings equal the cost of obtaining a new consolidation loan.

Mortgage Principal

Figure your principal balance after any number of payments.

Extra Payments

Figures how long your mortgage will last depending on how much you pay monthly.

Mortgage Payment Amortization

This calculator will amortize your mortgage over the loan period based on your input.

APR ARM Loan

Estimate the Annual Percentage Rate for an Adjustable Rate Mortgage based on input parameters.

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FROM THE MORTGAGE101 BLOG

Rising Prices Help Home Equity Loans Make A Comeback

Many U.S. homeowners finally have a good chunk of equity in their homes again. And they are ready to put it to use. During the first quarter, the number of new home-equity lines of credit (HELOC) rose to 230,200, a nine percent increase from the year before, according to credit reporting company Equifax. With the average HELOC growing to $100,207, those loans meant that homeowners had the potential to use up to $23.4 billion, a level not seen in over six years, since 2008. HELOCs allow homeowners to have an open, accessible line of credit that they can make withdrawals from as needed and only have to pay the interest owed for an initial period. Home equity loans, on the other hand are like standard loans where the borrower starts out with a lump sum and payments plus interest begin immediately. These loans are popular with homeowners who want to do some home improvement, pay off other debts, or need to pay for a financial emergency. HELOCs were very popular during the housing boom when everyone had plenty of equity to tap, but after the mortgage meltdown new loans all but disappeared. Yet now after home prices jumped dramatically last year and continue to rise, lenders are willing to increase their home equity volume again. Historically low mortgage interest rates are aiding the pick-up in HELOCs, as the average rate fell to 5.01 percent in June, a decrease from 5.16 percent the previous year, according to mortgage data website HSH.com. As home equity lending has grown, so have the default rates on older HELOCs. Equifax reported that the delinquency rate on loans originated in 2004, whose interest-only periods ended this year have grown to 5.3 percent as of June, up from 4.0 percent last December. Unfortunately, home equity lines and HELOCs can be dangerous since they use the actual home as collateral. That is the risk borrowers must face to enjoy the use of their equity. more

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