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How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment Via CMHC Calculator?

It could be more difficult than you imagine to accurately calculating your mortgage payment. If you want to be confident that the house you have chosen is indeed reasonable, you must make sure that your expected monthly payment falls within your budget.

A mortgage calculator is a useful tool to use long before you actually begin the process of purchasing a property. Even though it can be challenging to forecast homeowners insurance and property taxes for a house you haven’t even chosen, you can estimate them with our calculator.

Determine How Much You Will Pay Each Month

The price of your house, your down payment, the length of the loan, property taxes, homeowners insurance, and the interest rate on the loan will all affect your monthly mortgage payment. Another name for your monthly mortgage payment is principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI). However, you need to keep in mind the following when calculating mortgage payments:

  • Principal and interest

The total amount you pay for the loan itself is known as principal and interest. The amount of money you haven’t paid down toward the purchase price of the house is known as the principal. For the duration of the loan, interest is effectively the cost you pay the lender for extending the principal.

  • Mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs)

These costs must be factored into your monthly payment calculation for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages. MIPs are typically necessary. Until you refinance to a non-FHA loan, MIPs are due on your loan.

  • Private mortgage insurance (PMI)

If you have a down payment of less than 20%, you usually need to purchase private mortgage insurance, or PMI. Once your equity in the house is 20% or more of its worth, PMI can be eliminated.

  • Homeowners insurance

All lenders mandate homeowners insurance. It is often a component of your escrow account and needs to be taken into account when calculating your mortgage payment.

  • Property taxes

Your local location has a significant influence on how much you pay in property taxes. Be ready for a large increase in your post-sale property taxes, particularly if you’re purchasing the property for a significant sum more than its previous assessment.

Determine What You Can Afford

You could end yourself in stress and much worse off than you started if you just accepted the amount the lender said you could pay. Establish a direct savings draft from the difference in your installments, which will go into your emergency fund. Set money to go to your retirement account after your emergency fund is full. 

If both of you earn two salaries, being able to qualify for a mortgage with just one income can provide you with a great deal of financial flexibility in the event that one of you needs to take time off work. Make sure that your monthly mortgage payment is within your means and won’t put a strain on your finances once you have to cover an unforeseen expense.

In case, you need to calculate your mortgage payments directly via a CMHC mortgage calculator, contact Sandhu & Sran Mortgages, your trusted mortgage brokers in Abbotsford and Surrey.