One of the most important steps to take before beginning your home search is to determine how much house you can afford. Knowing your monthly mortgage budget can give you a more realistic range that fits within your financial guidelines. That's where our FHA mortgage calculator comes in. Using an FHA mortgage calculator can be a helpful tool during a home purchase or refinance process. It can allow you to quickly estimate and compare several different scenarios and pick the one that works best for you.
Our FHA loan calculator is a powerful real estate tool designed to help you assess how much you can afford to spend on a home. You can quickly estimate your monthly payments and get an idea of principal and interest payments based on the loan amount, loan term and the interest rate. The FHA mortgage calculator also gives you the option of changing variables to compare the difference in payments.
Using our FHA mortgage calculator could not be easier. Simply input your information into each section of the calculator and watch the total payment adjust. It is as simple as that!
Often there are many options when it comes to mortgage solutions. We recommend speaking with one of our licensed loan officers who can provide guidance as you select the ideal home financing option for you.
FHA Loan Calculator Definitions
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
A U.S. government agency that provides mortgage insurance to qualified FHA-approved lenders, protecting them from losses associated with a mortgage default. It was established in 1934 as a way to encourage lenders and stimulated the housing industry.
Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP)
An insurance policy required by the government for FHA loans. Since the down payment on FHA loans can be as little as 3.5% of the total price, the government requires added financial protection. MIP may be deducted in the same manner as home mortgage interest.
Original or expected balance for your mortgage.
Term in years
The number of years over which you will repay this loan. The most common mortgage terms are 15 years and 30 years.
annual fixed interest rate for this mortgage.
Monthly principal and interest payment (PI).
Total of all monthly payments over the full term of the mortgage. This total payment amount assumes that there are no prepayments of principal.
Total of all interest paid over the full term of the mortgage. This total interest amount assumes that there are no prepayments of principal.
The frequency of prepayment. The options are none, monthly, yearly and one-time payment.
Amount that will be prepaid on your mortgage. This amount will be applied to the mortgage principal balance, based on the prepayment type.
Start with payment
This is the payment number that your prepayments will begin with. For a one-time payment, this is the payment number that the single prepayment will be included in. All prepayments of principal are assumed to be received by your lender in time to be included in the following month's interest calculation. If you choose to prepay with a one-time payment for payment number zero, the prepayment is assumed to happen before the first payment of the loan.
Total amount of interest you will save by prepaying your mortgage.
Choose how the report will display your payment schedule. Annually will summarize payments and balances by year. Monthly will show every payment for the entire term.
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