The best mortgage calculator wordpress plugins

In this review, we will look at the popular mortgage calculators plugins for Wordpress.

Using the search query "mortgage" on the site wordpress.org we can find 54 plug-ins (at the time of writing the article). There will be various plugins not related to the mortgage. We will choose only the mortgage and loan calculator Wordpress plugins.

We are only interested in the most popular plugins, and therefore with a high rating and with the highest number of installations. There are 3 mortgage calculators, which has rating 4+ and 5,000+ installations.

Let's install each of these plugins on WordPress and let's see what happens from this.

For example, we take the free WordPress theme - "xx" and we will make screenshots to see the appearance of the plug-ins on the website.

To assess the advantages and disadvantages of plug-ins, we will outline several criteria:

  • Mobile friendly. The mobile-friendly design is an important criterion for a modern site. The amount of mobile traffic equaled the desktop and keep growing. The lack of adaptive design can worsen behavioral factors. In turn, this can lead to a decreasing of the position in the SERP. Therefore, the plugin must be adaptive.
  • Additional fields. In the mortgage calculator, there are various additional payments such as PMI, taxes, extra payments and other. These fields may be required by some users, so you should be able to add/remove additional fields.
  • Configure loan type. The ability to change the payment schedule is a monthly or biweekly
  • Amortization schedule. User should be able to view or download detailed information on mortgage payments.
  • Configure the appearance of the widget.
  • Localization. Mortgage calculators are used throughout the world and will be convenient if the developer has provided in the plugin localization for your language.

1. Responsive Mortgage Calculator

plugin url: https://wordpress.org/plugins/responsive-mortgage-calculator

active installations: 10000+

users rating: 5 stars

Description

The Responsive Mortgage Calculator is a jQuery widget and shortcode that’s designed to fit easily into any theme, on any device, at any size. Just what every “Real Estate Agent on the go” needs.

Updates

The plugin has good support, bugfix is constantly being made. This can be seen in Changelog and by the date of the last update.

Plugin has following fields:

  • home price
  • down payment
  • interest rate
  • mortgage term
  • payment period

Additional features: Settling interest rate period for your region.

Pluses:

  • Responsive
  • Monthly, biweekly or weekly payment period
  • Add your own CSS classes
  • Plug-in support

Drawbacks:

  • jQuery required
  • There is no extra payments
  • There is no additional payments (PMI, Taxes, Insurance, Hoa)
  • There is no amortization schedule
  • There is no localization

2. CT Mortgage Calculator

plugin url: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ct-mortgage-calculator

active installations: 5000+

users rating: 5 stars

Updates

The last time the plugin was updated more than 7 months ago. Thare are only 2 updates in changelog

Description

A straightforward and simple responsive mortgage calculator with a clean flat design, featuring Sale Price, Interest Rate, Term (years) & Down Payment.

Fields:

  • home price
  • down payment
  • interest rate
  • mortgage term

Pluses:

  • responsive

Drawbacks:

  • There is no CSS styling
  • There is no extra payments
  • There is no additional payments (PMI, Taxes, Insurance, Hoa)
  • Can't change type of loan
  • There is no amortization schedule
  • There is no localization

3. Mortgage Calculator & Loan Calculator

plugin url: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ct-mortgage-calculator

active installations: 5000+

users rating: 4 stars

Description

Mortgage Calculator is a great value-add for any loan officer or real estate agent looking to provide good-looking, functional, valuable content to readers. The execution of this calculator is superb from the smooth sidebar integration, modal window results and AJAX-based graphs that are incredibly visually appealing. It’s a great little application that delivers a lot of value in a user-friendly and well-executed way.

Updates

The plugin was uploaded more than 2 years ago, and there is no even single update.

Advantages:

  • Calculations are shown in the modal window
  • There is interactive chart and graphs
  • There is a schedule of payments (monthly or annual amortization schedule)
  • Localization (English, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Russian)
  • Additional fields like taxes, insurance and PMI
  • You can adjust the default values
  • You can hide some of the fields (Down Payment, taxes, insurance, pmi)

Drawbacks:

  • Plugin is not responsive
  • Css can't be configured

So, we've reviewed the 3 most popular mortgage calculator widget for Wordpress.

It is also worth noting that all 3 plug-ins perform mathematical calculations correctly. In conclusion, consider the following table for comparison:

Responsive Mortgage Calculator CT Mortgage Calculator Mortgage Calculator & Loan Calculator
responsive + + only 150px / 300px
custom fields - - +
pmi, taxes, insurance, hoa - - +
biweekly + - +
charts - - +
amortization schedule - - +
localization - - +
own design - - +
styling + + -
support (last update plugin) 3 week ago 7 month ago 2 years ago