Mortgage Payment Calculator

This mortgage payment calculator can save you time and money.  Before you dive in too deep searching for a house to buy, it’s very important to understand a realistic monthly payment amount that you are comfortable with and can afford.  That goes beyond a lender telling you what you qualify for and starts with a question of “How much am I comfortable spending each month?”

That’s why we offer this detailed mortgage payment calculator for you to evaluate your options so you can start your home search with an exact purchase price and payment range that fits in your budget and overall goals.

Mortgage Calculator

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How to use a monthly mortgage payment calculator:

  • Purchase price of the home you want to buy
  • Down payment that you are comfortable with at closing (does not include closing costs)
  • Mortgage term is typically 30 years or often 15 years.  If 15 years, interest rate will be lower.
  • Interest rates can be based on national averages, located on the right and above on your screen.
  • Property tax rates are much higher in Texas compared to most other states (2015 DFW Property Tax Rates)– ranging from 2.4% – 2.7% or even higher  in major metropolitan cities and areas like Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Plano, etc.  Based on the counties assessed value and tax rate, property taxes for the year can be estimated (assessed value by county appraisal district * county tax rate = total annual property taxes)
  • Property insurance (Homeowner’s insurance) will vary depending on the age of the home, your credit, location, etc.  For estimates, consider using .7% or .75% of the purchase price as the annual premium (purchase price * .075 = annual property insurance)
  • PMI – Can be avoided (Find out how).  If putting less than 20% down, can range from .35% to as high as 1.2% for the year.  The less money down, the higher the PMI percentage.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide lending advice.  We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regard to your individual circumstances.  All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes.  We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues. 

Before making any type of decision, we strongly recommend that you call us directly to discuss, 972-499-0454, or request a home purchase review so that we can better help you.  

We are not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken in reliance upon or as a result of the information provided by this calculator.