Put a few simple figures into our mortgage calculator and it will estimate your monthly payments and total payments. With our mortgage calculator you will be able to easily calculate your monthly instalments for different payback periods and mortgage rates.
Are you thinking about buying your first home and wondering whether you can afford it? Our mortgage calculator is a simple tool that helps you estimate the cost of your mortgage. Input a few details to work out what your monthly payments and total payments will be.
Understanding key mortgage terms
Principal: this is the amount you want to borrow from the bank. It will depend on two variables: the price of the property and the deposit you have.
Deposit: this is the amount of money you have saved and want to use to pay for the property. Most lenders in New Zealand require a minimum deposit of at least 20% of the amount you want to borrow. The deposit amount can also influence the interest rate the bank will offer you. The bigger the deposit, the lower the interest rate.
Annual interest rate: this is the amount of interest your will pay on the principal you borrow. Even though you will have to repay your monthly or fortnightly, the interest rate is calculated annually. Each mortgage payment consists of capital and interest. In the first years of a mortgage you will mostly repay interest and less capital. This balance changes as you get nearer to the end of your mortgage term.
Loan term: This is the period in which you need to repay your whole loan. Loan terms very depending on the bank and mortgage type (fixed rate mortgages have shorter terms than variable rate). You can usually negotiate a loan term from a couple of years up to 20 or 30 years. The loan term influences the mortgage conditions. Usually the longer the term the less you need to pay monthly, but keep in mind that eventually you will pay more (it will take you longer to repay the principal so the interest will be higher).
How to calculate a mortgage payment
- First you need to put in the principal – in our mortgage calculator this field is simply called “amount”. Remember to only fill in the amount you want to borrow (deposit excluded)
- Enter your loan term
- Fill in the interest rate
- Now you can see what your monthly payment will be and what you will pay in total
Choose the best mortgage plan for your family
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