# Loan Amortization Calculator

This calculator will figure a loan’s payment amount at various payment intervals — based on the principal amount borrowed, the length of the loan and the annual interest rate. Then, once you have computed the payment, click on the “Create Amortization Schedule” button to create a printable report. You can then print out the full amortization chart.

## The Full Monthly Repayment Chart and Understanding Your Payment Allocations

No one factor affects the cost of purchasing a house more than length of the loan. This may seem like a no-brainer, but so many people look only at the monthly cost and never consider the total cost. That is a huge error. Using our amortization calculator you can enter various scenarios to reveal the true cost of the place you will call home any other type of loan.

### Compare a 30-Year Loan

It can’t be expressed enough that you should almost always choose a 15-year fixed mortgage. Unless you plan to move in a few years, the 15-year is the way to go. In the beginning, a large portion of your payment goes to interest. As time progresses more is placed toward principal, but it takes years before the interest and principal are equal paid. For example, let’s assume you have a \$200,000 fixed mortgage for 30 years at 4% interest and no down payment. Your monthly principal and interest is \$954.83, but it would take 153 payments until more money is directed to principal than interest. The road to building equity is slow moving. After five years you still owe \$180,895; after 10 years you still owe \$157.568, and after 30 you will have paid the bank \$143,739 in interest. Yes, you saw that right. So In reality that \$200,000 home really costs you \$343,739!

### The 15-Year is the Real Winner

Let’s take the same \$200,000 fixed loan at 4%, but this time let’s select a 15-year term. This scenario provides monthly principal and interest of \$1,479.38. This is a bit more than our other example, but stay with me here. Right off the bat, more of your investment is going more to principal than interest. After five years you still owe \$146,117; after 10 years you still owe \$80,328, and at the end of the term you will have paid the bank only \$66,287 in interest. This time the total cost of borrowing \$200,000 is \$266,287 saving you \$77,452 in interest compared to the 30-year option. Think of what your life would be like being mortgage free after only 15 years and having an extra \$77,452 in your pocket!

Figure your savings by comparing 15-yr vs 30-yr loans side by side.

### Few are Disciplined Enough

You may say that you don’t want to be locked into that higher payment and that you’ll simply add extra each month to reduce some of that interest? It rarely happens. Life happens, and the extra money slides through your fingers for things you no longer remember. Forcing yourself to fit the higher payment into your budget from the start is the only way to ensure paying the loan off in 15 years and saving all that interest.

### Additional Borrowing Expenses

Principal and interest are not the only expenses tied to the loan. Your county wants some of your money and so does your insurance company, so be prepared for property taxes and homeowners insurance. The more expensive the house, the more both of these will cost. Most people roll these two charges into their monthly mortgage. Otherwise, you will be faced with a large bill at the end of the year.

If your down payment is under 20%, the bank will require private mortgage insurance (PMI). This doesn’t protect you, it protects the bank in case you default. It can cost 0.5% to 1% of the entire loan. This fee is also rolled into your monthly payment. When the equity in your house reaches 20% the PMI can be removed, so this is another reason to choose the 15 year option – where your equity builds faster.

### Home Ownership Has Other Costs

If you are a renter, you are accustomed to charges for utilities, but if you move into a larger house, be prepared for a larger heating and cooling bill. If anything needs repaired, you are responsible for all the parts and installation. So you need to build a rainy day fund, because odds are against you that one day the air conditioner will fail or the roof will leak or one of your major appliances will go on the blink. Without an emergency fund, these types of events can put you in the red. Lawn maintenance is another expense which may be new to you. Lawn mowers, weed whackers, hedge trimmers, etc. will be an immediate expense. If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, monthly or quarterly fees may be required.

# Mortgage Calculator

Calculate your monthly mortgage payment using the free calculator below. A house is the largest purchase most of us will ever make so it’s important to calculate what your mortgage payment will be and how much you can afford. Estimate your monthly payments and see the effect of adding extra payments.

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### About our Mortgage Rate Tables

About our Mortgage Rate Tables: The above mortgage loan information is provided to, or obtained by, Bankrate. Some lenders provide their mortgage loan terms to Bankrate for advertising purposes and Bankrate receives compensation from those advertisers (our “Advertisers”). Other lenders’ terms are gathered by Bankrate through its own research of available mortgage loan terms and that information is displayed in our rate table for applicable criteria. In the above table, an Advertiser listing can be identified and distinguished from other listings because it includes a “Next” button that can be used to click-through to the Advertiser’s own website or a phone number for the Advertiser.

Availability of Advertised Terms: Each Advertiser is responsible for the accuracy and availability of its own advertised terms. Bankrate cannot guaranty the accuracy or availability of any loan term shown above. However, Bankrate attempts to verify the accuracy and availability of the advertised terms through its quality assurance process and requires Advertisers to agree to our Terms and Conditions and to adhere to our Quality Control Program. Click here for rate criteria by loan product.

Loan Terms for Bankrate.com Customers: Advertisers may have different loan terms on their own website from those advertised through Bankrate.com. To receive the Bankrate.com rate, you must identify yourself to the Advertiser as a Bankrate.com customer. This will typically be done by phone so you should look for the Advertiser’s phone number when you click-through to their website. In addition, credit unions may require membership.

Loans Above \$424,100 May Have Different Loan Terms: If you are seeking a loan for more than \$424,100, lenders in certain locations may be able to provide terms that are different from those shown in the table above. You should confirm your terms with the lender for your requested loan amount.

Taxes and Insurance Excluded from Loan Terms: The loan terms (APR and Payment examples) shown above do not include amounts for taxes or insurance premiums. Your monthly payment amount will be greater if taxes and insurance premiums are included.

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### Mortgage Calculator Help

Using an online mortgage calculator can help you quickly and accurately predict your monthly mortgage payment with just a few pieces of information. It can also show you the total amount of interest you’ll pay over the life of your mortgage. To use this calculator, you’ll need the following information:

The dollar amount you expect to pay for a home.

The down payment is money you give to the home’s seller. At least 20% down typically lets you avoid mortgage insurance.

If you’re getting a mortgage to buy a new home, you can find this number by subtracting your down payment from the home’s price. If you’re refinancing, this number will be the outstanding balance on your mortgage.

Mortgage Term (Years)

This is the length of the mortgage you’re considering. For example, if you’re buying new, you may choose a mortgage loan that lasts 30 years. On the other hand, a homeowner who is refinancing may opt of a loan that lasts 15 years.

Estimate the interest rate on a new mortgage by checking Bankrate’s mortgage rate tables for your area. Once you have a projected rate (your real-life rate may be different depending on your overall credit picture) you can plug it into the calculator.

Mortgage Start Date

Select the month, day and year when your mortgage payments will start.

### Mortgage Calculator: Alternative Use

Most people use a mortgage calculator to estimate the payment on a new mortgage, but it can be used for other purposes, too. Here are some other uses:

1. Planning to pay off your mortgage early.

Use the “Extra payments” functionality of Bankrate’s mortgage calculator to find out how you can shorten your term and net big savings by paying extra money toward your loan’s principal each month, every year or even just one time.

To calculate the savings, click “Show Amortization Schedule” and enter a hypothetical amount into one of the payment categories (monthly, yearly or one-time) and then click “Apply Extra Payments” to see how much interest you’ll end up paying and your new payoff date.

2. Decide if an ARM is worth the risk.

The lower initial interest rate of an adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, can be tempting. But while an ARM may be appropriate for some borrowers, others may find that the lower initial interest rate won’t cut their monthly payments as much as they think.

To get an idea of how much you’ll really save initially, try entering the ARM interest rate into the mortgage calculator, leaving the term as 30 years. Then, compare those payments to the payments you get when you enter the rate for a conventional 30-year fixed mortgage. Doing so may confirm your initial hopes about the benefits of an ARM — or give you a reality check about whether the potential plusses of an ARM really outweigh the risks.

3. Find out when to get rid of private mortgage insurance.

You can use the mortgage calculator to determine when you’ll have 20 percent equity in your home. This percentage is the magic number for requesting that a lender wave private mortgage insurance requirement.

Simply enter in the original amount of your mortgage and the date you closed, and click “Show Amortization Schedule.” Then, multiply your original mortgage amount by 0.8 and match the result to the closest number on the far-right column of the amortization table to find out when you’ll reach 20 percent equity.

# amortization schedule for mortgage

Yearly Display For instructions, scroll to the bottom of the page.

This will calculate up to a 50 year mortgage – all on one page. Do not use dollar signs, per cent signs or commas in the input boxes.

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However, if you still want a monthly display, please go to: Monthly Display

How Mortgages Work 30 Year Mortgage

The monthly payment is \$1,061.69.

The column titled “you own”, is the plain English term for “equity”.

After 15 years (the halfway point) your equity is \$36,344.43, about 24% of the money you borrowed. As you can see, equity increases very slowly in the first 2/3 of the time of this loan. After the final payment, you have spent \$382,208.62 to buy the \$150,000 house.

Compare this to the 40 year mortgage example below.

40 Year Mortgage

\$150,000 ; 40 years ; interest rate of 7.625%.

The monthly payment is \$1,000.99.

This loan is 10 years longer yet the monthly payment decreases by only \$60.70.

Now look at the 20 year line – halfway through the loan – you’d think you’d own half of your house ? No – far from it actually!

In those 20 years you have paid \$240,237.71 (the interest portion of this is a whopping \$213,322.36) and so “you actually own” (OR your equity) is \$26,915.35.

After all that time and money you own roughly 18% of your house !

Also, when the final payment is made, you have spent \$480,475.43 to buy a \$150,000 house!

Although 40 year mortgages aren’t too common, you can see that they should be avoided because the 30 year mortgage has all the advantages.

50 Year Mortgage

\$150,000 ; 50 years ; interest rate of 7.625%.

The monthly payment is \$ 974.93.

Although this loan is 10 years longer than the 40 year mortgage, the monthly payment has decreased by a mere \$26.06.

After 25 years (the halfway point), the equity is \$19,512.55 which is 13% of the mortgage. This loan builds up equity very slowly doesn’t it?

In those 25 years you have spent \$292,477.58 in mortgage payments.

Even more astounding is at the end of the 50 years, you have spent \$584,955.16 to buy a \$150,000 house. You have spent almost four times its value to own it after 50 years. Had you been able to secure a 30 year mortgage, the monthly payment would only be \$86.76 a month more – just a little more than one thousand a year and you would own your house twenty years sooner.

Fifty year loans were unheard of until quite recently. As stated previously, even 40 year loans were uncommon. Sometimes you may not have a choice as to the length of a loan and the bank makes that “decision” for you. Still, as can be seen from the above examples, it is always the wisest choice to select the shortest period of time and the largest monthly payment you can reasonably afford. For example, if you wanted to take out a \$150,000 7.625% 2 year mortgage, your monthly payment would be 6,758.47 which most of us could not afford.

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# Amortization Schedule Calculator

This amortization calculator will help you determine how much of your monthly payment will go toward the principal and how much will go toward the interest. You can also use this calculator to create a printable amortization table for your loan and to estimate the monthly payments on your mortgage. Simply fill in the fields below and click on calculate.

About our Mortgage Rate Tables: The above mortgage loan information is provided to, or obtained by, Bankrate. Some lenders provide their mortgage loan terms to Bankrate for advertising purposes and Bankrate receives compensation from those advertisers (our “Advertisers”). Other lenders’ terms are gathered by Bankrate through its own research of available mortgage loan terms and that information is displayed in our rate table for applicable criteria. In the above table, an Advertiser listing can be identified and distinguished from other listings because it includes a “Next” button that can be used to click-through to the Advertiser’s own website or a phone number for the Advertiser.

Availability of Advertised Terms: Each Advertiser is responsible for the accuracy and availability of its own advertised terms. Bankrate cannot guaranty the accuracy or availability of any loan term shown above. However, Bankrate attempts to verify the accuracy and availability of the advertised terms through its quality assurance process and requires Advertisers to agree to our Terms and Conditions and to adhere to our Quality Control Program. Click here for rate criteria by loan product.

Loan Terms for Bankrate.com Customers: Advertisers may have different loan terms on their own website from those advertised through Bankrate.com. To receive the Bankrate.com rate, you must identify yourself to the Advertiser as a Bankrate.com customer. This will typically be done by phone so you should look for the Advertiser’s phone number when you click-through to their website. In addition, credit unions may require membership.

Loans Above \$424,100 May Have Different Loan Terms: If you are seeking a loan for more than \$424,100, lenders in certain locations may be able to provide terms that are different from those shown in the table above. You should confirm your terms with the lender for your requested loan amount.

Taxes and Insurance Excluded from Loan Terms: The loan terms (APR and Payment examples) shown above do not include amounts for taxes or insurance premiums. Your monthly payment amount will be greater if taxes and insurance premiums are included.

Consumer Satisfaction: If you have used Bankrate.com and have not received the advertised loan terms or otherwise been dissatisfied with your experience with any Advertiser, we want to hear from you. Please click here to provide your comments to Bankrate Quality Control.

# Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment Amortization Template For Excel

Homeowners who have taken out a mortgage would know how important it is to keep track of their amortization. This is to ensure that their mortgage payments are up-to-date and at the same time to make adequate allocations to their finances and even to maintain savings.

There are many mortgage amortization calculators available online but it is also best to have your own mortgage payment amortization schedule and record. Having your own record that you can update anytime and return to for reference is a good way to keep you financially aware of your mortgage obligations as well as organize payment schedules.

The Biweekly Mortgage Payment Amortization Template for Excel is a wonderful tool for keeping track of your payments and to also see how long it will take you to pay off your loan, as well as the interest you need to pay.

This Mortgage Payment Amortization Template is a template designed by Microsoft partner TemplateZone by KMT Software. This is available for Excel 2003 or later versions. It is professionally designed to show you your mortgage payment amortization schedule and how your payments affect your principal and interest.

Through the Biweekly Mortgage Payment Amortization Template for Excel, you can know how much of your biweekly payments go to the principal and how much goes to the interest. It also shows the Beginning Balance of your Mortgage, as well as the Cumulative Principal, Cumulative Interest, and Ending Balance. This information is important so you can easily analyze your payments and plan your financial situation against your scheduled mortgage payments.

What is also great about this Biweekly Mortgage Payment Amortization is that you don t have to resort to Mortgage Amortization Calculators because all the computations already come with the Excel template. All you have to do is input all the information needed. It includes Loan Principal Amount, Annual Interest Rate, Loan Period in Years, Base Year, Loan Start Date, and Date of First Payment.

This Biweekly Mortgage Payment Amortization Template for Excel also displays your Annual Loan Payments, Biweekly Payments, Interest Over Term of Loan and Sum of all Payments. This information appears on the upper part of the spreadsheet so that all the important information you need is available at a glance.

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# Amortization Schedule

Currently the Amortization Schedule Calculator is the most popular financial calculator on this website. It calculates one of four unknowns or you can provide all the values. You are also in control of the loan and first payment dates. More below.

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Related: Need to amortize a really big debt? US National Debt Calculator handles debts to \$99 trillion. Amortize entire debt or your family’s share of the debt (surprise!). Also, generic use for bond coupon schedules.

Important Note About Dates: This calculator allows irregular length first periods. That is, the calculator calculates the exact amount of interest due even when the initial period is shorter or longer than the other scheduled periods. This will produce interest charges that do not match other calculators . If you want to match other calculators then set the Loan Date and 1st Payment Date so that they equal one full period as set in Payment Frequency . Example: If the Loan Date is May 15th and the Payment Frequency is Monthly , then the 1st Payment Date should be set to June 15th, that is IF you want a conventional interest calculation. See the end of the Help text for some more details.

## Loan Payment Schedule Help

Every loan has four primary attributes or variables. (1) The loan amount, (2) the number of payments, (3) the annual interest rate and (4) the payment amount.

Enter any 3 values and zero (‘0’) for the unknown value. Click the [Calc] button to solve for the unknown and create a schedule.

Note: you can enter a non-zero value for all 4 variables. In that case, your inputs will be used to create the amortization schedule.

The Loan Date is the date the monies are advanced. It is also called the origination date .

The First Payment Date is the date the first payment is due. It may be the same date as the Loan Date but not usually. When they are the same, this is known as Payment-in-Advance . Leases are typically paid-in advance.

Payment Frequency determines how often payments are due. Monthly is the most common in the USA.

Compounding impacts how interest is calculated. In most cases Compounding should equal the Payment Frequency .

Points are charged on some loans by the lender. Points are expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. A 300,000.00 loan with 2 points results in an extra fee due the lender of 6,000.00. Points are common for mortgages in the US only. Normally, you will want to leave this input set to 0.0%.

The Amortization Method should usually be set to Normal . If the loan originates in Canada then you’ll want to set this to the Canadian method. In some special cases loans will have only the interest paid as the regular payment or no interest at all. In that case, you can set the Amortization Method to accommodate those types of loans. The Rule-of-78’s is sometimes used for car loans or other consumer loans.

To print any loan schedule, click on Print Preview and then Print this schedule .

When the first period, the period of time between the loan date and the first payment date is longer than one full period, there will be interest due for the extra days . This is known as odd day interest . The odd day interest, with this schedule, is shown as being paid on the loan date. Example: if the loan date is March 24 and the first payment date is May 1, then there are 8 odd days of interest – March 24th to April 1st.

Conversely, if the time between the loan date and first payment date is less than the payment period set, then the first period is said to be a short initial period and the first payment will be reduced due to less interest being owed.

What is amortization? According to vocabulary.com, amortization means a debt is being paid off by a series of payments . When people search for an amortization calculator, they search for it using many different search phrases. If you are searching for any of these financial calculators, this calculator should meet your needs. If it doesn’t, feel free to tell me what you need in the comment area below and there is a good chance I’ll be able to make a recommendation.

Related: Don’t over pay, don’t under collect. If you need to track payments on the exact date they are paid (or missed) for whatever amount, then use the loan payoff calculator. For a step-by-step example see the payoff calculation tutorial.

This website has dozens of financial calculators that create various amortization schedules, payment schedules, withdrawal schedules and general cash flow schedules. This is a complete list of our free, online calculators. Feel free to surf!

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# Amortization Calculator

## Monthly Pay: \$1,687.71

While our Amortization Calculator can serve as a basic tool for all amortized items, we have specific calculators for common situations. For these specific purposes, it is probably better to use them instead.

### What is Amortization?

Webster’s dictionary defines amortization as “the systematic repayment of a debt.” There are two general uses to amortization: paying off a loan over time, or spreading the cost of an expensive and long-life item over many periods.

### Paying Off a Loan Over Time

When a borrower takes out a mortgage, car loan, or personal loan, they usually make monthly payments to the lender; these are some of the most common uses of amortization. A part of the payment covers the interest due on the loan, and the remainder of the payment goes toward reducing the principal amount owed. Interest is computed on the current amount owed and thus will become progressively smaller as the principal is decreased. During the earlier stages of an amortization process, larger portions of the payments made are for interest. As time goes on, the principal portion will gradually increase until the principal becomes zero. It is possible to see this course of action at work on the amortization table.

Credit cards, on the other hand, are generally not amortized. They are called revolving debt instead, where the outstanding balances can be carried month-to-month, and the amount repaid each month can be varied. Please use our Credit Card Calculator for more information, or our Credit Cards Payoff Calculator to schedule a financially feasible way to pay off multiple credit cards. Examples of other loans that aren’t amortized include interest-only loans and balloon loans. The former includes an interest-only period of payment and the latter has a large principal payment at loan maturity, both unrelated to traditionally-structured amortization schedules.

### Spreading Costs

Businesses like to purchase expensive items that are used for long periods of time that are classified as investments. Commonly amortized items for the purpose of spreading costs include machinery, buildings, and equipment. From an accounting perspective, a sudden purchase of expensive factory during a quarterly period can skew the financials, so its value is amortized over the expected life of the factory instead. Although it can technically be considered amortizing, this is usually referred to as the depreciation expense of an asset amortized over its expected lifetime. Use our Depreciation Calculator to depreciate items according to conventional accounting standards.

Amortization as a way of spreading business costs generally refer to intangible assets like a patent or copyright. Under Section 197 of U.S. law, the value of these assets can be deducted month-to-month or year-to-year. Just like with any other amortization, payment schedules can be forecasted by a calculated amortization schedule. The following are intangible assets that are often amortized:

1. Goodwill, which is the reputation of a business regarded as a quantifiable asset
2. Going-concern value, which is the value of a business as an ongoing entity
3. Workforce in place (current employees, including their experience, education, and training)
4. Business books and records, operating systems, or any other information base, including lists or other information concerning current or prospective customers
5. Patents, copyrights, formulas, processes, designs, patterns, know-hows, formats, or similar items
6. Customer-based intangibles including customer bases and relationships with customers
7. Supplier-based intangibles including the value of future purchases due to existing relationships with vendors
8. Licenses, permits, or other rights granted by governmental units or agencies (including issuances and renewals)
9. Covenants not to compete or non-compete agreements entered relating to acquisitions of interests in trades or businesses
10. Franchises, trademarks, or trade names
11. Contracts for the use of, or term interests in any items on this list

Some intangible assets, with goodwill being the most common example, that have indefinite useful lives or are “self-created” may not be legally amortized for tax purposes.

According to the IRS under Section 197, some assets are not considered intangibles including interest in businesses, contracts, or land, most computer software, intangible assets not acquired in connection with the acquiring of a business or trade, interest in existing lease or sublease of tangible property or existing debt, rights to service residential mortgages (unless it was acquired in connection with the acquisition of a trade or business), or certain transaction costs incurred by parties to a corporate organization in which any part of a gain or loss is not recognized.

### Business Tax Purposes

In the U.S., amortization is a legal expense of doing business and can be utilized to reduce an organization’s taxable income, which many companies take advantage of. Depreciation, which can be defined as the amortization of tangible assets, is found on most companies’ income statements as an expense that is generally tax deductible. Depending on each company and what their business entails, tangible assets depreciated can be factory machinery, trucks, and various equipment. Intangible assets can be any of the examples listed above excluding the exceptions right underneath. All amortizable assets are disclosed on Form 4562 provided through the IRS where new assets are listed first, and then subsequent assets that are in the midst of an amortization schedule from previous years. The calculated results are then transferred to the relevant tax return forms, depending on type of business such as sole proprietorship or corporation.

### Amortizing Startup Costs

An exception to amortization in business tax are business startup costs, which are defined as costs incurred to investigate the potential of creating or acquiring an active business and to create an active business. They must be the expenses deducted as business expenses if incurred by an existing active business, and must be incurred before the active business begins. Examples of these so-called costs include consulting fees, financial analysis of potential acquisitions, advertising expenditures, and payments to employees, which all must incur before the business is deemed active. According to IRS guidelines, initial startup costs must be amortized, and \$5,000 can be deducted during the first tax year of the business.

# Mortgage Calculator

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## Mortgage calculator for your home loan

This mortgage calculator will show how much your monthly mortgage payment would be, including your amortization schedule. See how much you could save by prepaying some of the principal. Find out your home loan breakdown now by using this simple and free mortgage calculator.

NOTE: This calculator updates automatically as you move from field to field using the “tab” key. If you’re entering prepayment information, click the “calculate” button to see the final results.

A mortgage amortization calculator shows how much of your monthly mortgage payment will go toward principal and interest over the life of your loan. The loan calculator also lets you see how much you can save by prepaying some of the principal.

How to use the loan amortization calculator

With HSH.com’s home loan calculator, you enter the features of your mortgage: amount of the principal loan balance, the interest rate, the home loan term, and the month and year the loan begins.

Your initial display will show you the monthly mortgage payment, total interest paid, breakout of principal and interest, and your mortgage payoff date.

Most of your mortgage loan payment will go toward interest in the early years of the loan, with a growing amount going toward the loan principal as the years go by – until finally almost all of your payment goes toward principal at the end. For instance, in the first year of a 30-year, \$250,000 mortgage with a fixed 5% interest rate, \$12,416.24 of your payments goes toward interest, and only \$3,688.41 goes towards your principal. To see this, click on “Payment chart” and mouse over any year.

Clicking on “Amortization schedule” reveals a display table of the total principal and interest paid in each year of the mortgage and your remaining principal balance at the end of each calendar year. Clicking the “+” sign next to a year reveals a month-by-month breakdown of your costs.

Click “calculate” to get your monthly payment amount and an amortization schedule.

The effect of prepayments

Now use the mortgage loan calculator to see how prepaying some of the principal saves money over time. The calculator allows you to enter a monthly, annual, bi-weekly or one-time amount for additional principal prepayment.To do so, click “+ Prepayment options.”

Let’s say, for example, you want to pay an extra \$50 a month. Using the \$250,000 example above, enter “50” in the monthly principal prepayment field, then either hit “tab” or scroll down to click “calculate.” Initial results will be displayed under “Payment details,” and you can see further details in either the “Payment chart” or “Amortization schedule” tabs.

You may also target a certain loan term or monthly payment by using our mortgage prepayment calculator. Of course you’ll want to consult with your financial advisor about whether it’s best to prepay your mortgage or put that money toward something else, such as retirement.

HSH.com has developed a host of other free mortgage calculators to help answer your other questions, such as, “Can I qualify for a mortgage,” “Will prepaying my mortgage help me save money,” “How large of a down payment do I really need,” “What s the best way to pay for my refinance,” and “When will my home no longer be underwater?” See all of HSH.com’s mortgage calculators.

This is the dollar amount of the mortgage you are borrowing. (Hitting “tab” after entering information in any field will automatically update the calculations.)

The loan’s interest rate. Along with the term, this is the key factor used by the mortgage payment calculator to determine what your monthly payment will be. To see where rates are right now, click on the “See today’s average rates” link to the right of the field, where you can also find offers from our advertising partners.

Mortgage loans come in a range of terms. Fixed rate mortgages are most often found in 30, 20, 15 and 10-year terms; Adjustable Rate Mortgages usually have total terms of 30 years, but the fixed interest rate period is much shorter than that, lasting from 1 to 10 years.

To get the most accurate calculations, use the month and year in which your very first mortgage payment was due (or will be due). If you don’t yet have a mortgage, the current month and year will work just fine.

This display shows the monthly mortgage payment, total interest paid, breakout of principal and interest, and your mortgage payoff date.

This display shows you the total principal and interest paid in each year of the mortgage and your remaining principal balance at the end of each calendar year.

While this display table also shows you the total principal and interest paid in each year of the mortgage and your remaining principal balance at the end of each calendar year, clicking the “+” sign next to a year reveals a month-by-month breakdown of your costs.

In this optional section, you can add in a regular monthly prepayment amount, re-set the calculator to show bi-weekly payments and savings, or even do a one-time prepayment to see how it affects the cost of your home loan.

# Mortgage Payment Calculator

Use our mortgage loan calculator to determine the monthly payments for any fixed-rate loan. Just enter the amount and terms, and our mortgage calculator does the rest. Click on “Show Amortization” Table to see how much interest you’ll pay each month and over the lifetime of the loan. The mortgage loan calculator will also show how extra payments can accelerate your payoff and save thousands in interest charges.

#### Amortization Table

Whether you’re buying a new home or refinancing, our mortgage calculator can do the math for you. Simply enter the amount, term and interest rate to get your monthly payment amount. If you’re refinancing, enter the current balance on your mortgage into the loan amount section and input the new term and new rate that you’ll receive. Then click on the amortization table to see how much interest you’ll pay over the life of the loan. Add extra payments to find out how they can put your payoff schedule on the fast-track and save you thousands.

Keep in mind that this calculator only calculates the mortgage payment. It does not include taxes, insurance or other fees included in the purchase of your home.

Loan amount: The amount of money you’re borrowing. It’s the cost of your new home minus the down payment if you’re buying or the balance on your existing mortgage if refinancing.

Interest rate: The exact rate you will receive on your loan, not the APR.

Loan term: The length of time you have to pay off your loan (30- and 15-year fixed-rate loans are common terms).

Amortization table: Timetable detailing each monthly payment of a mortgage. Details include the payment, principal paid, interest paid, total interest paid and current balance for each payment period.

Monthly extra payment: Extra amount added to each monthly payment to reduce loan length and interest paid.

Yearly extra payment: Extra amount paid each year to reduce loan length and interest paid.

One-time extra payment: Extra amount added once to reduce loan length and interest paid.

# loan calculator amortization

This Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of your monthly loan payments and the annual salary required to manage them without too much financial difficulty. This loan calculator can be used with Federal education loans (Stafford, Perkins and PLUS) and most private student loans. (This student loan calculator can also be used as an auto loan calculator or to calculate your mortgage payments.)

This loan calculator assumes that the interest rate remains constant throughout the life of the loan. The Federal Stafford Loan has a fixed interest rate of 6.8% and the Federal PLUS loan has a fixed rate of 7.9%. (Perkins loans have a fixed interest rate of 5%.)

This loan calculator also assumes that the loan will be repaid in equal monthly installments through standard loan amortization (i.e., standard or extended loan repayment). The results will not be accurate for some of the alternate repayment plans, such as graduated repayment and income contingent repayment.

Loan fees are used to adjust the initial loan balance so that the borrower nets the same amount after the fees are deducted.

Some educational loans have a minimum monthly payment. Please enter the appropriate figure (\$50 for Stafford Loans, \$40 for Perkins Loans and \$50 for PLUS Loans) in the minimum payment field. Enter a higher figure to see how much money you can save by paying off your debt faster. It will also show you how long it will take to pay off the loan at the higher monthly payment. You can also calculate private student loan eligibility on comparison sites like Credible.

The questions concerning enrollment status, degree program and total years in college are optional and are designed to evaluate whether the total debt is excessive. The total years in college should include the total number of years in college so far (or projected) corresponding to the loan balance, including previous degrees received.