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The Best Mortgage Calculators

 The Best Mortgage Calculators

Monthly Mortgage Payment
This calculator will compute your Total Monthly Mortgage Payment. Your monthly payment will include principal and interest and an escrow account for property taxes and homeowners insurance. This is also known as PITI . These figures will be based on the term of your loan (amortization) and the amount of money you use for a down payment which is known as the loan to value (LTV).
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Monthly Payment Amortization
This calculator will compute your Monthly Payment, the Total Interest you will pay over the term of the loan plus the total amount you will actually pay for borrowing the money. Simply input your information into the required field. You can check the "Show Amortization Schedule" box to see a breakdown of payments.
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What Size Loan Can I Qualify For?
This calculator will help you determine the maximum loan you may be able to qualify for. Please note that these figures are guidelines only and you should always check with your lender to determine the best program to fit your needs. Your mortgage loan qualifications will be based on your income, current debts and of course your credit ratings. This calculator will also show you how much will you save on taxes by being a homeowner.
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Should I Refinance?
This calculator will show if refinancing your current mortgage is appropriate by taking your current Monthly Payment and Total Interest and comparing it to your Refinancing Savings when you refinance your current mortgage at a lower interest rate. You can also request to finance Closing Costs to see how many months it will take to break even.
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Buying vs Renting Comparison
This calculator will assist you in deciding whether it is better to rent or purchase a home. This is done by computing the costs of renting versus the costs of buying a home. There are many things included in the calculation such as interest, property taxes, tax savings, appreciation, closing costs, etc.
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How To Pay Off My Mortgage Early
You can pay off your existing mortgage sooner than it due date by simply applying additional payments to your principal balance. This calculator will show how the additional monthly payment will help you to pay off your current mortgage within a specified number of years. It will also show your interest savings if you make an additional payment each month from now and until your mortgage is paid off.
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How Much Of My Payment Is Interest vs Principal?
For the first years of your mortgage most of your mortgage payment is going to pay interest and very little is going to actual principal. This calculator will help you to determine the principal and interest breakdown on any given payment number. Just enter the loan's original terms (principal, interest rate, number of payments and monthly payment amount) and the desired payment number to calculate principal and interest breakdown.
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Phone: 561-373-0987
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Rate versus Price Reduction

Everyone wants to get the best deal when buying a home. However, Mortgage Broker West Palm Beach has some good advice for potential buyers who are waiting to see if home prices come down a little more, the wait could cost them.

Let's look at an example, from 
    Mortgage Brokers West Palm Beach to see why. Say a home buyer wants to buy a home that costs $300,000. But the buyer wants a better deal on the home, so she delays a transaction until the home is reduced by $10,000. If, in the meantime however, rates were to rise .75% to 6.00% and the buyer financed 90% of the purchase price, the amount of total payments over a 30-year term would be over $35,000 more than paying the $300,000 purchase price and locking in the 5.25% interest rate. In other words, the buyer would save $10,000 only to end up paying $35,000 more.


Now these prices and rates are just for the sake of example. But according to
    Mortgage Brokers West Palm Beach the point is that home prices are already very affordable…and rates are still low for now. So in the end, waiting for a home price to reduce may end up costing you much more than you expect if rates rise.

Mortgage Interest Rates for Fixed Rate Mortgages*
Rates as of Monday, 15th August, 2011:
  Term Conforming APR Payment per
$1,000
Jumbo APR Payment per
$1,000
30-yr Fixed 360 4.125% 4.208% $4.85 4.625% 4.711% $5.14
15-yr Fixed 360 3.250% 3.329% $4.35 4.25% 4.334% $4.92
FHA 30yr Fixed 360 4.000% 4.082% $4.77 % 0.000% $0.00
FHA 5yr Arm 360 2.875% 2.952% $4.15 % 0.000% $0.00
5-yr Arm 360 3.250% 3.329% $4.35 3.000% 3.078% $4.22
5-yr Arm Int Only 360 3.375% 3.455% $2.81 3.125% 3.203% $2.60
*Rates are subject to change due to market fluctuations and borrower's eligibility.
Christian is a Full Service Mortgage Banker. He is also approved with numerous lending sources throughout the country. He provides conventional, non conforming, jumbo, construction perm, FHA and VA loans. He assists customers with great credit and no credit. He can assist individuals and professionals with their financing needs whether buying, selling or refinancing real estate. If he can be of assistance or to be added his distribution list, contact him at the telephone numbers provided. To be added to his distribution list please register at : http://www.dbnurture.com/optin.php?u=cpenner