This amortization extra payment calculator estimates how much you could potentially save on interest and how quickly you may be able to pay off your mortgage loan based on the information you provide. It also makes some assumptions about mortgage insurance and other costs, which can be significant. Use this calculator to help you determine whether you should consider paying extra on your mortgage payment.
Amortization is the process of gradually repaying your loan by making regular monthly payments of principal and interest. With a fixed-rate loan, your monthly principal and interest payment stays consistent, or the same amount, over the term of the loan. But, over time, more of your payment goes towards the principal balance, while the monthly cost or payment of interest decreases. An amortization schedule shows how much money you pay in principal and interest. It also shows total interest over the term of your loan.
Depending on your financial situation, paying extra principal on your mortgage can be a great option to reduce interest expense and pay off the loan more quickly. Use this amortization calculator to help you determine how many months it could take to pay off your loan with or without making extra payments.
Conforming fixed-rate estimated monthly payment and APR example: A $225,000 loan amount with a 30-year term at an interest rate of 3.875% with a down payment of 20% would result in an estimated principal and interest monthly payment of $1,058.04 over the full term of the loan with an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 3.946%.1
Amortization extra payment example: Paying an extra $100 a month on a $225,000 fixed-rate loan with a 30-year term at an interest rate of 3.875% and a down payment of 20% could save you $25,153 in interest over the full term of the loan and you could pay off your loan in 296 months vs. 360 months.
Interest rates vary depending on the type of mortgage you choose. See the differences and how they can impact your monthly payment.