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How to Use a Mortgage Calculator

Aug 17, 2007
Each mortgage type has advantages and disadvantages but with the help of a mortgage calculator you can see which one gives you the best option for financing your home.

Although there are various types of mortgage calculators available, for initial comparison purposes it's best to use the same one.

Once you have decided on the variables, then you should check your figures with multiple calculators.

You should check out fixed and adjustable rates before you buy. When thinking about which mortgage is best for you, check the figures through both a fixed rate calculator and an adjustable rate calculator.

Depending on how long you plan to be in the house and other variables, you may want an adjustable rate.

It doesn't cost anything to use these mortgage calculators so play around with the figures until you find something that works for you -- not just the bank!

Check your calculations twice before signing the papers. There are literally dozens of options to consider when deciding the type of mortgage that offers the best deal for your financial needs.

You need help to compare different interest rates, payment options and home loan lengths before applying for any particular loan.

A mortgage calculator is an invaluable tool when you are getting financing for your home.

You may also need to consider whether to use a mortgage calculator or an amortization table, or both.

Both a mortgage calculator and an amortization table can be used to find out the monthly payment required on the property you would like to buy, but they approach the calculation differently.

Although they have similar functions, the mortgage calculator and the amortization table each have their own place in your mortgage control system.

Mortgage calculators range from ones that calculate a simple loan, to those that can work out exactly how much you can afford, to those that will determine how much you can borrow for a home loan depending on your current situation. Mortgage calculators are a good way for you to get a general idea of what you need.

An amortization table, on the the other hand, is an extensive spreadsheet of every detail of each type of loan, length of loan, interest rate, and many other factors that can confuse a novice.

A mortgage calculator may not give you as much information as an amortization table, but it may present basic information clearer and quicker. Once you have a good idea what you want in a loan, then an amortization table can help you delve deeper into the long-term ramifications of the loan.

They can be used separately, but their strength lies in a combination of both to enable a closer watch of the financial picture of your mortgage.
About the Author
Karen Kirby has 25 years in the computer industry and MS in Computer Science. For information on
mortgage calculators see
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