Current Mortgage Rates
Enter your information to see today’s mortgage rates.

Home Price

The amount you plan to offer for a home.

Down payment

Cash you can pay when you close.

Where are you buying?
City, neighborhood, or zip

To calculate local taxes and costs.

Loan type
30 Year Fixed

Affects interest rates. 30- or 15-year loans are standard.

$ 1,315 per month

30 Year Fixed, 4.000% Interest

# Principal and Interest

# Property Taxes
# Homeowner’s Insurance

$955 (73%)

$248 (19%)

$113 (9%)

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Calculating your mortgage payment

RealtyGO’s mortgage calculator estimates your monthly mortgage payment based on a number of factors. Your mortgage payment includes your principal and interest, down payment, loan term, homeowners insurance, property taxes, and HOA fees. This gives you the ability to compare a number of different home loan scenarios and how it will impact your budget.

How do you decide how much house you can afford?

As a general rule, when buying a home you should try to keep your house payment lower than 30% of your gross monthly income. This should include mortgage interest, property taxes, HOA fees, and maintenance. If you choose to go above that percentage, it could impact you financially by taking away the ability to save or pay for unforeseen expenses. Use our affordability calculator to help you determine how much house you can afford.

How do we calculate your monthly payment?


The formula we use in our mortgage calculator is:

P = L*(c*(1 + c)^n)/((1 + c)^n – 1), where:

P = Monthly mortgage payment

L = Mortgage loan amount

C = Your mortgage interest rate

N = Number of monthly payments over the lifetime of the mortgage

How do you decide how much house you can afford?

There are a number of things that you can do to help lower your monthly mortgage payment if you can’t afford the home of your dreams. Try different scenarios on our mortgage calculator, but some ways to reduce your mortgage payment are as follows:

– Improve your credit score

– Put 20% down or as much as you can for your down

– Try to avoid PMI (private mortgage insurance) if you can

– Choose a longer-term mortgage like a 30-year rather than
a 15-year loan

– Get a lower mortgage interest rate by shopping around to
different lenders

What type of mortgage is right for me?

Each situation is different, but here are some guiding principles for each type of mortgage:

30-year fixed-rate mortgage – The most common option, typically has a lower monthly payment and your payment doesn’t change.

15-year fixed-rate mortgage- Similar to the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, this option pays off your mortgage in 15 years, saving you money on interest.

7/1 ARM – ARM stands for an adjustable-rate mortgage which means your interest rate can fluctuate after 7 years. Generally, this is best used if you know you’ll be in the home for less than 7 years because the interest rate could go up after those 7 years.

5/1 ARM – Similar to the 7/1 ARM, but the interest rate can change after 5 years

FHA 30-year fixed – Best for homebuyers with lower credit scores. Also, a great option if you want to put down a smaller down payment.

VA loan – 30-year fixed-rate for qualifying veterans and active military. The benefit of this loan is not being required to put any money down and avoiding PMI.

Jumbo funding – These are for loan amounts that exceed conventional loan limits


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What is a jumbo loan?

What is a mortgage interest rate and APR?

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

How much is home owners Insurance and what does it cover?