Diane Richardson


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703 64 Ave SE #130,
Calgary, AB T2H 2C3, 

Diane Richardson 

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Mortgage Calculator

A mortgage calculator is a helpful tool that assists individuals in estimating their monthly mortgage payments, as well as understanding the financial implications of home ownership. To use a mortgage calculator, you typically need to input specific details related to your mortgage, such as the loan amount, interest rate, loan term, and sometimes additional expenses like property taxes and homeowner's insurance. Here's how it works:

  1. Loan Amount: Enter the total amount you plan to borrow from a lender to purchase the home. This is the principal amount of your mortgage.

  2. Interest Rate: Input the annual interest rate provided by your lender. This percentage determines how much you'll pay in interest on the loan.

  3. Loan Term: Specify the length of time over which you'll repay the mortgage. Common terms are 15 years or 30 years.

  4. Property Taxes: If applicable, you can enter the annual property tax amount. This amount is typically based on the property's assessed value and local tax rates.

  5. Homeowner's Insurance: If required, include the annual cost of homeowner's insurance, which provides coverage for potential damages to your property.

  6. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): If your down payment is less than 20% of the home's purchase price, you may need to pay for PMI. Include this cost if it applies to your situation.

  7. Calculate: After entering all the relevant details, click the "Calculate" button, and the mortgage calculator will provide you with your estimated monthly mortgage payment.

The calculated results will typically include your monthly principal and interest payments, as well as an estimate of your monthly property tax and homeowner's insurance costs if you've included them in the calculator. The total monthly payment is what you can expect to pay to your lender.

Mortgage calculators are invaluable for prospective homebuyers as they allow you to:

  1. Determine how much home you can afford.

  2. Compare different loan terms and interest rates to find the best mortgage option.

  3. Understand how additional expenses like property taxes and insurance impact your monthly payment.

  4. Plan your budget and assess the financial commitment of homeownership.

Keep in mind that while mortgage calculators provide useful estimates, your actual monthly payments may vary based on factors such as the specific terms of your loan, fluctuations in interest rates, and any changes in property tax rates or insurance premiums. Therefore, it's crucial to consult with a lender or mortgage professional to get accurate information tailored to your unique circumstances when you're ready to pursue a mortgage.


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