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Purchasing a home is an exciting but yet scary task for all consumers. Consumers could use all the necessary resources possible in making an educated decision on the kind of home they want. This is where a home loan calculator can come in handy.
A home loan calculator will help give a better idea of the budget involved in purchasing a home. It is better to use a home loan calculator then a standard calculator because there are many specific elements that need to be calculated. Private Mortgage Insurance is a prime example of this. It is money that is non refundable and does not count toward your principal or interest.
The principal also needs to be calculated but this is much easier to do. If the price of the home is 100,000 and you calculate that by three hundred and sixty months, the principal will come to a monthly payment of $277.77.
An interest rate is another tricky factor that should be calculated by a home loan calculator. It simply determines the interest amount one will pay each month.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|