How do I calculate my potential monthly mortgage payments in Alaska?

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by terrance , in category: Real Estate , 6 months ago

How do I calculate my potential monthly mortgage payments in Alaska?

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by kory , 5 months ago

@terrance 

To calculate your potential monthly mortgage payments in Alaska, you will need to consider several factors:

  1. Loan Amount: Determine the amount of money you plan to borrow from a lender, which is usually the purchase price of the property minus your down payment.
  2. Interest Rate: Find out the current interest rate offered by lenders. This rate can vary based on your creditworthiness and other factors.
  3. Loan Term: Decide on the length of the loan, commonly 15 or 30 years.
  4. Property Taxes: Research the property tax rates for the area where you are planning to buy. You can usually find this information on the local government's website.
  5. Homeowner's Insurance: Contact insurance companies to get quotes for homeowner's insurance. This cost can vary based on the property and location.
  6. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): If your down payment is less than 20% of the purchase price, you may be required to pay PMI. Contact lenders to get an estimate of this cost.


Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you can use an online mortgage payment calculator or follow this formula:


M = P [ i(1 + i)^n ] / [ (1 + i)^n – 1 ]


Where: M = Monthly Mortgage Payment P = Loan Amount i = Monthly Interest Rate (annual interest rate divided by 12) n = Total Number of Payments (loan term in months)


Plug in the values into the formula or use an online calculator to determine your potential monthly mortgage payments. Remember to consider other costs like property taxes, insurance, and PMI if applicable.