Use this 15- vs. 30-year mortgage calculator to get an estimate.

This 15- vs. 30-year mortgage calculator provides customized information based on the information you provide. But, it also makes some assumptions about mortgage insurance and other costs, which can be significant. Use the total cost and monthly payment estimates to help determine which option is best suited for your needs.

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Which is better?

Choosing between a 15- and 30-year mortgage depends on your personal goals and your financial situation. Generally, a 15-year mortgage means higher monthly payments. This means you’ll be able to pay the loan off faster and pay less interest over the life of the loan. A 30-year mortgage generally offers lower monthly payments. With this option, the total amount you pay over the life of the loan will usually be higher. This 15- vs. 30-year mortgage calculator can help you determine which option is right for you.

Estimated monthly payment and APR example: A $464,000 loan amount with a 30-year term at an interest rate of 6.500% with a down payment of 25% and no discount points purchased would result in an estimated principal and interest monthly payment of $2,933 over the full term of the loan with an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 6.667%.1

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  1. Estimated monthly payment and APR calculation are based on a down payment of 25% and borrower-paid finance charges of 0.862% of the base loan amount. If the down payment is less than 20%, mortgage insurance may be required, which could increase the monthly payment and the APR. Estimated monthly payment. Estimated monthly payment does not include amounts for taxes and insurance premiums and the actual payment obligation will be greater.

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