Mortgage Calculator from Town & Country Federal Credit Union

How much house can you really afford? That’s a loaded question. There is a whole lot more to mortgage payments than just principal and interest. This can make it confusing to figure out what your monthly payment would actually be. Find out with our easy-to-use mortgage calculator.

Why Use a Mortgage Calculator?

It isn't easy to figure out a mortgage payment. On top of principal and interest, there are also other expenses that are commonly rolled into your monthly payment. These include property taxes, homeowner's insurance, and mortgage insurance. The best mortgage calculator can help you approximate what your monthly payment would be to give you a clear picture of what you're getting yourself into.

Understanding Extra Payments

Many people strive to pay down their mortgage faster by making extra payments or adding a bit to each monthly payment. However, figuring out the impact of these extra payments is no easy task. 

Mortgage loans are amortized, which means that more of your payment goes to interest at the beginning of the loan term and less goes to principal. These amounts slowly change places until you're paying more principal near the end of the loan and less interest. 

This can make it difficult to understand the impact of extra payments. However, even small extra payments can make a huge difference in the amount of interest you'll pay on a loan. Use our loan calculator to see what we mean!