What's the monthly payment on a 5.5 percent interest mortgage?
The mortgage payment schedule, also commonly referred to as an amortization table or schedule, is dependent on three factors - down payment, interest rate and term length.
Modify them if needed before viewing the payment schedule.
Create an amortization table for a 5.5 APR mortgage.
Browse the amortization table below or download a PDF above, including either the monthly or annual payment data. There may be additional costs associated with the mortgage, including taxes, fees, insurance, homeowner association membership, etc. that could affect the monthly payment amount.
Is a 5.5 APR good? Current rates for a 30 year fixed mortgage this past week have been about 7.19%. 15 year mortgages were about 6.54%.
Be sure to get multiple quotes when applying for a mortgage. A small difference in fees or APR can have a large impact on your total costs paid. Most people opt for a 30 year fixed mortgage, but an ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) can be a good option in some cases. Popular loans include the 3 Year ARM, 5 Year ARM, and 7 Year ARM. Some people also consider a shorter length fixed term such as the 15 year fixed mortgage.
One of the first steps is to get a mortgage preapproval from a bank. This will let you know how much you can borrow. Next, go to as many open houses as possible to get a sense of your local market. Through connections, seek out an experienced realtor. Next, make an offer on a home you like.
After your offer is accepted, you will usually need to put down earnest money to show the buyer that you're serious. The offer usually has contingencies that will be lifted after they are resolved. This involves a home inspection and possibly a financing contingency. The closing usually takes places at the title office. Title insurance ensures that the person selling the house actually owns the house and that there are no outstanding claims on the property.