Whether you are looking to buy a new home or refinance a current mortgage, using the right tools can make all the difference when setting expectations for your monthly payment.
With InTouch Credit Union’s Mortgage Payment Calculator, you can understand the impact of increasing a down payment or trying different interest rates, equipping you with powerful financial awareness. Go even further by factoring in property taxes, HOA dues and home insurance. Learning how all these factors affect a mortgage prepares you to identify opportunities and handle unexpected surprises. Our team is ready to help you build equity.
Use the sliders or enter your information manually to calculate an estimated monthly payment. Moving your cursor over each column provides the annual total of your payments and your mortgage’s remaining balance. Filter the data by clicking on the data categories in the legend.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Amount Should I Set the Down Payment to?
We recommend calculating the down payment to be standard 20% of the purchase price.
How Do I Find the Annual Property Taxes for a Home?
Your realtor can help provide estimated property tax information for potential homes, or you can also use a tax calculator to estimate tax using the home’s location and purchase price.
What are the Standard Mortgage Loan Terms?
The most common loan terms are 15 years, 20 years, and 30 years.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Pre-payments, property taxes, possible association dues and more... they all add up! Using a calculator can help you to get organized and prepared for the big decisions in life. While the home-buying process is complex, InTouch offers a wide variety of
other home financing calculators to prepare you for buying a home, refinancing and more.
If you find that you have further questions, or you are ready to apply for pre-approval or for a mortgage now, you can start online or contact us to get guidance from one of our mortgage officers.
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Five Essential Tips when Buying your First Home
Jan 6, 2021
There are many benefits to owning your home vs. renting but purchasing your first home can be intimidating. The good news is there are several easy things you can do to prepare in advance to make your home buying experience much smoother.
Know your credit history. It is a good idea to review your credit report prior to applying for a mortgage loan. You can go to www.annualcreditreport.com and request a copy of your report to review for accuracy.
Get Pre-Approved. Talk to a loan officer to find out how much you qualify for before you start looking for homes. It’s a heartache waiting to happen to fall in love with a house and then find out you don’t qualify for a loan large enough to purchase it. You can also apply for a pre-approval at no cost to provide a comfort level before you make an offer on a home. Many realtors require you to be pre-approved before they will show you homes.
Find a Realtor. A good real estate agent can be invaluable in helping you find a home and write the contract. If you don’t know yet who you are going to use as a realtor, you should consider the Home Advantage team with ITCU for help in finding a realtor, finding homes you want to view, and researching neighborhoods. You can even receive a cash award after your loan closes in the form of a realtor rebate.
Request a Home Inspection. Your realtor will help you write this into your offer. This gives you an “out” from the purchase in case the home has any serious structural issues or other costly repairs that need to be made.
Attend a Home-Buyers Seminar. Investing an hour or so of your time attending in-person or online to a home-buying seminar can provide you with valuable information to assist you in your purchase!