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# How is an Amortization Schedule Calculated?

A amortization schedule is a table or chart showing each payment on an amortizing loan, including how much of each payment is interest and the amount going towards the principal balance. Thankfully, there are many freely available websites and calculators that create amortization schedules automatically. The downside to this is people are less informed on the mathematical calculations involved in creating the schedule. We provide the step-by-step calculations below for a simple fixed-rate mortgage.

Let’s say you are purchasing a new home for \$280,000 with a \$30,000 down payment. Your bank agrees to provide you with a \$250,000 mortgage at a fixed interest rate of 5% for 30 years. What is your monthly payment? How much money are you paying towards interest and principal each month? Let’s find out.

#### Determine the total number of payments

In this example, you have to make one payment per month for 30 years. This means you will make 360 payments over the course of the mortgage (12 x 30 = 360).

#### Determining a monthly payment

If there were no interest rate, determining your monthly rate would be simple: divide the loan amount by the number of payments (\$250,000 / 360 = \$694.44). Obviously the bank has to make money so the mortgage comes with a 5% interest rate.

It is important to note the 5% is an annual interest rate. Since all the following calculations are based on a monthly payment schedule, the annual rate needs to be converted to a monthly rate. The monthly interest rate would be 0.416% (5% / 12 = 0.416%).

Determining the monthly payment to account for interest requires a complicated formula shown below.

A is the monthly payment, P is the loan’s initial amount, i is the monthly interest rate, and n is the total number of payments.

Using our numbers (P = 250,000, i = 0.416% (i.e. 0.00416), n = 360), the formula yields a monthly payment of \$1,342.05 .

#### Determining the total interest

We can now calculate the total cost of the loan since you will make 360 payments of \$1,342.05. The total cost is approximately \$483,139 (actually \$483,139.46 if you don’t round the monthly payment to two decimals). Subtracting away the original loan amount (\$250,000) leaves us with the amount of interest: approximately \$233,139. So even though the interest rate is only 5%, you almost pay as much in interest as the purchase price!

#### Determining the breakdown of each monthly payment

Even though the monthly payment is fixed, the amount of money paid to interest varies each month. The remaining amount is used to pay off the loan itself. The complicated formula above ensures that after 360 payments, the mortgage balance will be \$0.

For the first payment, we already know the total amount is \$1,342.05. To determine how much of that goes toward interest, we multiply the remaining balance (\$250,000) by the monthly interest rate: 250,000 x 0.416% = \$1,041.67. The rest goes toward the mortgage balance (\$1,342.05 – \$1,041.67 = \$300.39). So after the first payment, the remaining amount on the mortgage is \$249,699.61 (\$250,000 – \$300.39 = \$249,699.61).

The second payment’s breakdown is similar except the mortgage balance has decreased. So the portion of the payment going toward interest is now slightly less: \$1,040.42 (\$249,699.61 * 0.416% = \$1,040.42).

This process of calculating interest based on the remaining balance continues until the mortgage is paid off. So each month the amount of interest declines and the amount going to paying off the loan increases. After 360 payments, the mortgage is fully paid off.

It is important to note that our calculations do not include any additional costs such as closing costs, property taxes, or mortgage insurance.

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# How is Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) calculated?

## How is LMI calculated?

LMI is calculated as a percent age of the loan amount and your LMI will vary depending on your Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) as well as the amount of money you wish to borrow.

The percentage you’re required to pay increases as the LVR and loan amount increase, and usually goes up in stages.

Lenders Mortgage Insurance costs differ depending on the loan, lender and the LMI provider. The factors that determine the cost of your LMI can also include:

• Whether your property is owner occupied or not – it is believed that you are less likely to default on a loan if the property is also your residence.
• If you are self employed or paid as a PAYG employee.
• Whether or not you have genuine savings.
• Whether or not you are applying for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG).

Contact Mortgage Choice today to chat with a home loan expert and find out exactly how much LMI you will need to pay.

## Stamp duty and taxes on LMI

Stamp duty and GST are both payable on Lenders Mortgage Insurance and these are generally included in the total quoted price for your LMI. Please note that this stamp duty is different to the stamp duty payable when purchasing a property .

Our expert mortgage brokers will explain and work with you through all of these taxes and fees so you understand how your LMI will impact your home loan .

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Established in 1992 by brothers Rod and Peter Higgins, Mortgage Choice was founded with the aim to help Australians improve their financial situation by offering a choice of home loan providers, coupled with the expert advice of a mortgage professional.

Since that time, we have grown and developed into a fully fledged financial services provider, and our founding principle remains very much at the heart of what we do.

Over 20 years of industry experience has taught us that you want advice you can trust and understand, from experts who have your best interest at heart. We now have the ability to deliver this across various financial products, including home loans, financial planning, car loans, personal loans, commercial loans, asset finance, deposit bonds, as well as risk and general insurance.

The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy.

*Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories.

#The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of \$150,000 and a term of 25 years. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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# How is an Amortization Schedule Calculated?

A amortization schedule is a table or chart showing each payment on an amortizing loan, including how much of each payment is interest and the amount going towards the principal balance. Thankfully, there are many freely available websites and calculators that create amortization schedules automatically. The downside to this is people are less informed on the mathematical calculations involved in creating the schedule. We provide the step-by-step calculations below for a simple fixed-rate mortgage.

Let’s say you are purchasing a new home for \$280,000 with a \$30,000 down payment. Your bank agrees to provide you with a \$250,000 mortgage at a fixed interest rate of 5% for 30 years. What is your monthly payment? How much money are you paying towards interest and principal each month? Let’s find out.

#### Determine the total number of payments

In this example, you have to make one payment per month for 30 years. This means you will make 360 payments over the course of the mortgage (12 x 30 = 360).

#### Determining a monthly payment

If there were no interest rate, determining your monthly rate would be simple: divide the loan amount by the number of payments (\$250,000 / 360 = \$694.44). Obviously the bank has to make money so the mortgage comes with a 5% interest rate.

It is important to note the 5% is an annual interest rate. Since all the following calculations are based on a monthly payment schedule, the annual rate needs to be converted to a monthly rate. The monthly interest rate would be 0.416% (5% / 12 = 0.416%).

Determining the monthly payment to account for interest requires a complicated formula shown below.

A is the monthly payment, P is the loan’s initial amount, i is the monthly interest rate, and n is the total number of payments.

Using our numbers (P = 250,000, i = 0.416% (i.e. 0.00416), n = 360), the formula yields a monthly payment of \$1,342.05 .

#### Determining the total interest

We can now calculate the total cost of the loan since you will make 360 payments of \$1,342.05. The total cost is approximately \$483,139 (actually \$483,139.46 if you don’t round the monthly payment to two decimals). Subtracting away the original loan amount (\$250,000) leaves us with the amount of interest: approximately \$233,139. So even though the interest rate is only 5%, you almost pay as much in interest as the purchase price!

#### Determining the breakdown of each monthly payment

Even though the monthly payment is fixed, the amount of money paid to interest varies each month. The remaining amount is used to pay off the loan itself. The complicated formula above ensures that after 360 payments, the mortgage balance will be \$0.

For the first payment, we already know the total amount is \$1,342.05. To determine how much of that goes toward interest, we multiply the remaining balance (\$250,000) by the monthly interest rate: 250,000 x 0.416% = \$1,041.67. The rest goes toward the mortgage balance (\$1,342.05 – \$1,041.67 = \$300.39). So after the first payment, the remaining amount on the mortgage is \$249,699.61 (\$250,000 – \$300.39 = \$249,699.61).

The second payment’s breakdown is similar except the mortgage balance has decreased. So the portion of the payment going toward interest is now slightly less: \$1,040.42 (\$249,699.61 * 0.416% = \$1,040.42).

This process of calculating interest based on the remaining balance continues until the mortgage is paid off. So each month the amount of interest declines and the amount going to paying off the loan increases. After 360 payments, the mortgage is fully paid off.

It is important to note that our calculations do not include any additional costs such as closing costs, property taxes, or mortgage insurance.

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# How is an Amortization Schedule Calculated?

A amortization schedule is a table or chart showing each payment on an amortizing loan, including how much of each payment is interest and the amount going towards the principal balance. Thankfully, there are many freely available websites and calculators that create amortization schedules automatically. The downside to this is people are less informed on the mathematical calculations involved in creating the schedule. We provide the step-by-step calculations below for a simple fixed-rate mortgage.

Let’s say you are purchasing a new home for \$280,000 with a \$30,000 down payment. Your bank agrees to provide you with a \$250,000 mortgage at a fixed interest rate of 5% for 30 years. What is your monthly payment? How much money are you paying towards interest and principal each month? Let’s find out.

#### Determine the total number of payments

In this example, you have to make one payment per month for 30 years. This means you will make 360 payments over the course of the mortgage (12 x 30 = 360).

#### Determining a monthly payment

If there were no interest rate, determining your monthly rate would be simple: divide the loan amount by the number of payments (\$250,000 / 360 = \$694.44). Obviously the bank has to make money so the mortgage comes with a 5% interest rate.

It is important to note the 5% is an annual interest rate. Since all the following calculations are based on a monthly payment schedule, the annual rate needs to be converted to a monthly rate. The monthly interest rate would be 0.416% (5% / 12 = 0.416%).

Determining the monthly payment to account for interest requires a complicated formula shown below.

A is the monthly payment, P is the loan’s initial amount, i is the monthly interest rate, and n is the total number of payments.

Using our numbers (P = 250,000, i = 0.416% (i.e. 0.00416), n = 360), the formula yields a monthly payment of \$1,342.05 .

#### Determining the total interest

We can now calculate the total cost of the loan since you will make 360 payments of \$1,342.05. The total cost is approximately \$483,139 (actually \$483,139.46 if you don’t round the monthly payment to two decimals). Subtracting away the original loan amount (\$250,000) leaves us with the amount of interest: approximately \$233,139. So even though the interest rate is only 5%, you almost pay as much in interest as the purchase price!

#### Determining the breakdown of each monthly payment

Even though the monthly payment is fixed, the amount of money paid to interest varies each month. The remaining amount is used to pay off the loan itself. The complicated formula above ensures that after 360 payments, the mortgage balance will be \$0.

For the first payment, we already know the total amount is \$1,342.05. To determine how much of that goes toward interest, we multiply the remaining balance (\$250,000) by the monthly interest rate: 250,000 x 0.416% = \$1,041.67. The rest goes toward the mortgage balance (\$1,342.05 – \$1,041.67 = \$300.39). So after the first payment, the remaining amount on the mortgage is \$249,699.61 (\$250,000 – \$300.39 = \$249,699.61).

The second payment’s breakdown is similar except the mortgage balance has decreased. So the portion of the payment going toward interest is now slightly less: \$1,040.42 (\$249,699.61 * 0.416% = \$1,040.42).

This process of calculating interest based on the remaining balance continues until the mortgage is paid off. So each month the amount of interest declines and the amount going to paying off the loan increases. After 360 payments, the mortgage is fully paid off.

It is important to note that our calculations do not include any additional costs such as closing costs, property taxes, or mortgage insurance.

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# How is Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) calculated?

## How is LMI calculated?

LMI is calculated as a percent age of the loan amount and your LMI will vary depending on your Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) as well as the amount of money you wish to borrow.

The percentage you’re required to pay increases as the LVR and loan amount increase, and usually goes up in stages.

Lenders Mortgage Insurance costs differ depending on the loan, lender and the LMI provider. The factors that determine the cost of your LMI can also include:

• Whether your property is owner occupied or not – it is believed that you are less likely to default on a loan if the property is also your residence.
• If you are self employed or paid as a PAYG employee.
• Whether or not you have genuine savings.
• Whether or not you are applying for the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG).

Contact Mortgage Choice today to chat with a home loan expert and find out exactly how much LMI you will need to pay.

## Stamp duty and taxes on LMI

Stamp duty and GST are both payable on Lenders Mortgage Insurance and these are generally included in the total quoted price for your LMI. Please note that this stamp duty is different to the stamp duty payable when purchasing a property .

Our expert mortgage brokers will explain and work with you through all of these taxes and fees so you understand how your LMI will impact your home loan .

### Talk to us today about your home loan and find out whether you need to pay LMI

All fields required

#### Thanks for your enquiry. We’ll match you up with your local Mortgage Choice broker who will get in touch with you soon!

Follow us for the latest news and tips on properties and home loans:

Established in 1992 by brothers Rod and Peter Higgins, Mortgage Choice was founded with the aim to help Australians improve their financial situation by offering a choice of home loan providers, coupled with the expert advice of a mortgage professional.

Since that time, we have grown and developed into a fully fledged financial services provider, and our founding principle remains very much at the heart of what we do.

Over 20 years of industry experience has taught us that you want advice you can trust and understand, from experts who have your best interest at heart. We now have the ability to deliver this across various financial products, including home loans, financial planning, car loans, personal loans, commercial loans, asset finance, deposit bonds, as well as risk and general insurance.

The information provided in this website is for general education purposes only and does not constitute specialist advice. It should not be relied upon for the purposes of entering into any legal or financial commitments. Specific investment advice should be obtained from a suitably qualified professional before adopting any investment strategy.

*Note: the home loan with the lowest current interest rate is not necessarily the most suitable for your circumstances, you may not qualify for that particular product, and not all products are available in all states and territories.

#The comparison rate provided is based on a loan amount of \$150,000 and a term of 25 years. Warning: This Comparison Rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different Comparison Rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the Comparison Rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

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# How is an Amortization Schedule Calculated?

A amortization schedule is a table or chart showing each payment on an amortizing loan, including how much of each payment is interest and the amount going towards the principal balance. Thankfully, there are many freely available websites and calculators that create amortization schedules automatically. The downside to this is people are less informed on the mathematical calculations involved in creating the schedule. We provide the step-by-step calculations below for a simple fixed-rate mortgage.

Let’s say you are purchasing a new home for \$280,000 with a \$30,000 down payment. Your bank agrees to provide you with a \$250,000 mortgage at a fixed interest rate of 5% for 30 years. What is your monthly payment? How much money are you paying towards interest and principal each month? Let’s find out.

#### Determine the total number of payments

In this example, you have to make one payment per month for 30 years. This means you will make 360 payments over the course of the mortgage (12 x 30 = 360).

#### Determining a monthly payment

If there were no interest rate, determining your monthly rate would be simple: divide the loan amount by the number of payments (\$250,000 / 360 = \$694.44). Obviously the bank has to make money so the mortgage comes with a 5% interest rate.

It is important to note the 5% is an annual interest rate. Since all the following calculations are based on a monthly payment schedule, the annual rate needs to be converted to a monthly rate. The monthly interest rate would be 0.416% (5% / 12 = 0.416%).

Determining the monthly payment to account for interest requires a complicated formula shown below.

A is the monthly payment, P is the loan’s initial amount, i is the monthly interest rate, and n is the total number of payments.

Using our numbers (P = 250,000, i = 0.416% (i.e. 0.00416), n = 360), the formula yields a monthly payment of \$1,342.05 .

#### Determining the total interest

We can now calculate the total cost of the loan since you will make 360 payments of \$1,342.05. The total cost is approximately \$483,139 (actually \$483,139.46 if you don’t round the monthly payment to two decimals). Subtracting away the original loan amount (\$250,000) leaves us with the amount of interest: approximately \$233,139. So even though the interest rate is only 5%, you almost pay as much in interest as the purchase price!

#### Determining the breakdown of each monthly payment

Even though the monthly payment is fixed, the amount of money paid to interest varies each month. The remaining amount is used to pay off the loan itself. The complicated formula above ensures that after 360 payments, the mortgage balance will be \$0.

For the first payment, we already know the total amount is \$1,342.05. To determine how much of that goes toward interest, we multiply the remaining balance (\$250,000) by the monthly interest rate: 250,000 x 0.416% = \$1,041.67. The rest goes toward the mortgage balance (\$1,342.05 – \$1,041.67 = \$300.39). So after the first payment, the remaining amount on the mortgage is \$249,699.61 (\$250,000 – \$300.39 = \$249,699.61).

The second payment’s breakdown is similar except the mortgage balance has decreased. So the portion of the payment going toward interest is now slightly less: \$1,040.42 (\$249,699.61 * 0.416% = \$1,040.42).

This process of calculating interest based on the remaining balance continues until the mortgage is paid off. So each month the amount of interest declines and the amount going to paying off the loan increases. After 360 payments, the mortgage is fully paid off.

It is important to note that our calculations do not include any additional costs such as closing costs, property taxes, or mortgage insurance.

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#How is an Amortization Schedule Calculated?

A amortization schedule is a table or chart showing each payment on an amortizing loan, including how much of each payment is interest and the amount going towards the principal balance. Thankfully, there are many freely available websites and calculators that create amortization schedules automatically. The downside to this is people are less informed on the mathematical calculations involved in creating the schedule. We provide the step-by-step calculations below for a simple fixed-rate mortgage.

Let’s say you are purchasing a new home for \$280,000 with a \$30,000 down payment. Your bank agrees to provide you with a \$250,000 mortgage at a fixed interest rate of 5% for 30 years. What is your monthly payment? How much money are you paying towards interest and principal each month? Let’s find out.

#### Determine the total number of payments

In this example, you have to make one payment per month for 30 years. This means you will make 360 payments over the course of the mortgage (12 x 30 = 360).

#### Determining a monthly payment

If there were no interest rate, determining your monthly rate would be simple: divide the loan amount by the number of payments (\$250,000 / 360 = \$694.44). Obviously the bank has to make money so the mortgage comes with a 5% interest rate.

It is important to note the 5% is an annual interest rate. Since all the following calculations are based on a monthly payment schedule, the annual rate needs to be converted to a monthly rate. The monthly interest rate would be 0.416% (5% / 12 = 0.416%).

Determining the monthly payment to account for interest requires a complicated formula shown below.

A is the monthly payment, P is the loan’s initial amount, i is the monthly interest rate, and n is the total number of payments.

Using our numbers (P = 250,000, i = 0.416% (i.e. 0.00416), n = 360), the formula yields a monthly payment of \$1,342.05 .

#### Determining the total interest

We can now calculate the total cost of the loan since you will make 360 payments of \$1,342.05. The total cost is approximately \$483,139 (actually \$483,139.46 if you don’t round the monthly payment to two decimals). Subtracting away the original loan amount (\$250,000) leaves us with the amount of interest: approximately \$233,139. So even though the interest rate is only 5%, you almost pay as much in interest as the purchase price!

Use our Amortization Schedule Calculator to view a payment plan for your mortgage.

#### Determining the breakdown of each monthly payment

Even though the monthly payment is fixed, the amount of money paid to interest varies each month. The remaining amount is used to pay off the loan itself. The complicated formula above ensures that after 360 payments, the mortgage balance will be \$0.

For the first payment, we already know the total amount is \$1,342.05. To determine how much of that goes toward interest, we multiply the remaining balance (\$250,000) by the monthly interest rate: 250,000 x 0.416% = \$1,041.67. The rest goes toward the mortgage balance (\$1,342.05 – \$1,041.67 = \$300.39). So after the first payment, the remaining amount on the mortgage is \$249,699.61 (\$250,000 – \$300.39 = \$249,699.61).

The second payment’s breakdown is similar except the mortgage balance has decreased. So the portion of the payment going toward interest is now slightly less: \$1,040.42 (\$249,699.61 * 0.416% = \$1,040.42).

This process of calculating interest based on the remaining balance continues until the mortgage is paid off. So each month the amount of interest declines and the amount going to paying off the loan increases. After 360 payments, the mortgage is fully paid off.

It is important to note that our calculations do not include any additional costs such as closing costs, property taxes, or mortgage insurance.