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.


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

The Mortgage 101 Blog

Mortgage101 Blog

Cash-out Refis Hit Highest Rate in 8 Years

American homeowners are tapping their home equity again, with the cash-out share of refinances rising to its highest rate since 2008, according to data from Black Knight Financial Services. According to its Mortgage Monitor Report, Black Knight found that 42 percent or 300,000 of all first lien refinances in the 2015 third quarter involved taking cash out of borrowers’ equity, the highest share in 8 years. On average, cash-out borrowers took out an average of $60,000, the greatest average sum since 2007. For all of 2015, there were about 1 million cash-out refinances, totaling roughly $64 billion in tapped equity, another 8-year record. Yet even though more people are feeling confident enough to pull money out of their homes again, they are still be cautious. Black Knight reported that less than 2 percent of all available equity was tapped last year, a percentage that is still below the “post-crisis norm and 80 percent below the equity pulled out during the peak housing bubble years of 2005- 2006. The average cash-out refi borrower has a very high credit score of 748 and they are still leaving a lot of equity in their homes. The average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for borrowers after tapping their equity in 2015 was 67 percent, the lowest ratio to date. Separate data revealed that home affordability remains good by historical averages. “The data shows that it currently takes 21 percent of the median monthly household income to purchase the national median-priced home using a 30-year fixed rate mortgage,” said Black Knight Data & Analytics Senior Vice President Ben Graboske. “That’s down significantly from 33 percent back at the top of the market in 2006, and is still below the average of 26 percent we saw in the more stable years before the housing bubble.” Graboske warned that affordability could go down soon though as home prices continue to appreciate and mortgage interest rates start an upward climb. “Right now, both Hawaii and Washington D.C. are already less affordable than they were during the pre-bubble era,” he commented.” And within two years, if prices continue to grow and rate rise by at least 50 basis points, another 8 states would be less affordable than before the bubble within 12 months. There is some reason to believe home prices will not continue to appreciate at their current rate. As rates rise, many buyers will be priced out of the market unless prices make a slower climb. more

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