Author: Ryann Cairns
Its been hard to miss the housing boom that has been going on for the past couple of years. Home ownership rates have never been higher and interest rates have never been lower.
More and more people are deciding to stop throwing money away on rent and becoming homeowners instead. That means that more and more people are shopping for a home mortgage. Luckily it has never been easier to determine how much home you can afford.
A mortgage calculator is an important tool that you can use to determine how much you can afford to borrow on your mortgage. The internet is a good place to find a mortgage calculator. Most major banks have a mortgage calculator somewhere on their websites. Many financial websites will also contain a mortgage calculator. Take a look at these valuable free tools to determine how much you can really afford to borrow.
Just what is a mortgage calculator? A mortgage calculator is simply a tool designed to help you determine how much your monthly payment will be based on the interest rate of your home mortgage, the number of years of the mortgage loan and the amount borrowed. As you change each assumption, the monthly payment will automatically update. This handy feature makes it very easy to compare many different scenarios quickly.
How do I find a mortgage calculator? You can find a mortgage calculator online at a variety of financial websites. Your local bank or credit union probably has a mortgage calculator available on free on their website. Many financial oriented news websites will also provide a mortgage calculator free of charge to their visitors.
How do I use a mortgage calculator? To use a mortgage calculator, you simply enter the pertinent information into the calculator and it does the rest. You enter the amount of the mortgage, the length of the loan, and the interest rate. The mortgage calculator will automatically calculate your monthly payment. You can change one or all of the parameters to instantly see the affect the changes have on your monthly payment amount.
By using this useful tool, you can instantly determine the amount you can borrow.
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