How To Use an Online Mortgage Calculator For Tooele Home Listings

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A Quick and Easy Guide to Using an Online Mortgage Calculator


declining interest ratesLooking for a mortgage to buy a home in Tooele? Want to refinance your Tooele house? Use our online mortgage calculator. Using an online mortgage calculator like the one on our website is the best way to see the impact that various terms offered by lenders can affect your monthly payments. . Knowing what a 3.5% interest rate looks like can be difficult. Our mortgage calculator however  shows you exactly what a certain mortgage will do to your finances. Here are some ways that you can use our online mortgage calculator to evaluate different loan scenarios and determine what mortgage is best for you.

Start With A Solid Set of Sample Data

In order for our mortgage calculator to work however, you’ll need to start the calculations with numbers that reflect an accurate picture of what’s on the market in Tooele County and what you can afford. For example, if your annual salary is $40,000, you won’t want to look at mortgages for $500,000 homes (unless you’re just curious).  Try to represent your actual take-home earnings and current interest rates available to someone with your credit as faithfully as possible.

Try Adjusting The Settings And Terms

After you have your sample data and have done a quick initial calculation, you’ll want to adjust some of the settings and terms to see how these changes in your home loan criteria can affect your finances.

As an example, what happens to the amount of house you can qualify for if you keep your monthly payment the same but increase your interest rate? What happens if you change your 10% down payment to 20% and you eliminate mortgage insurance? When you understand how all of the different variables impact both each other and your monthly payments, you’re in a better position to judge what kind of mortgage is a good fit for you.

Survey Multiple Lenders And Input Their Terms

When you use your mortgage calculator, you’ll want to avoid simply using one mortgage plan from one lender. Different lenders can vary in their mortgages available and can offer you different terms, which will impact your monthly payments and possibly even what kind of home you can afford. So shop around and use different terms from different lenders – this has the dual effect of both helping you understand how mortgages work and saving you some rate shopping time later.

Online mortgage calculators are a great tool and a way to compare how mortgages work, but you’ll want to talk to a local trusted loan officer when it comes time to choose a mortgage. Call your local mortgage professional today to get expert home buying advice regarding specific programs available in Tooele County. Find out about current interest rates and a track record of funding in the area.

If you don’t have a favorite lender, give me a call. I have a few loan officers I have worked with and recommend to do a good job. Call Berna 435-840-5029. Then, use our online mortgage calculator to take the next step.



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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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This is a nice educational post for home buyers. I give my clients links to a couple of calculators including one that lets you input you income to determine the loan amount you will probably qualify for, depending on % down and PITI. That's the one that really gets them on target for price.

Oct 15, 2016 04:33 AM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Chris & Berna, those on-line mortgage calculators are so helpful for buyers to know what they can afford.

Oct 15, 2016 07:35 AM #2
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