## When to use a mortgage calculator?

### About Mortgage Calculator with Extra Payments

This mortgage calculator with extra payments ( amortization schedule calculator ) allows you to estimate your monthly mortgage payment. It also shows out how much of your payments will go towards interest and how much will go towards the principal.

### Think about different cases when using a Mortgage Calculator with Extra Payments

When deciding whether to buy property on credit, the potential borrower should first calculate the monthly mortgage payment to understand the burden on the family budget. The payments should not exceed a certain proportion of the monthly income of a borrower, most often - not more than 50%. Knowing the future payments, a potential borrower can independently calculate the maximum monthly payment, loan term and overpayments.

By changing the value of the down payment in the mortgage calculator, you can see how the monthly payment changes. It is also worth mentioning that a higher initial payment may affect the rate on the loan. Moreover, a higher initial deposit will help to avoid loan insurance in some cases. In some cases, higher down payment can help you avoid paying PMI (which stands for private mortgage insurance)

### What does the Monthly Payment consist of?

When calculating a mortgage payment, you can be surprised by the final amount of the overpayment. Even a small difference in the interest rate can affect the amount of overpayment. Sometimes it may not seem so obvious, but at a long distance - this is very critical. That is why it is so important to understand what happens with payment, and where exactly the money goes - repayment of interest or the body of debt.

At the initial stage, most of the payment will go towards interest. Over time, the body of the debt decreases, respectively, the amount of interest to pay will also decrease, and most of the payment will go towards the body of debt.

Using the mortgage calculator, you can verify this by looking at the amortization schedule. Choose the optimal parameters - the interest rate, the down payment, the price of the house.

### Calculate savings by making additional payments

You can find out how you can shorten your term by paying extra money toward your loan's principal every year, every month or even just one time.

This mortgage calculator has only been designed to give a useful general indication of costs. It's important you always get a specific quote from the lender and double-check the price yourself before acting on the information.