Write a one paragraph summary of the house (3 bedroom brick house on five acres……)
After reading through the information on the Buying a Home Assignment link, you should now be prepared for purchasing a home. Go to a real estate website (I don’t care which one) and pick a house that you would like to one day own, print out or screen shot the information. Write a one paragraph summary of the house (3 bedroom brick house on five acres……) and include the listing price.
Next, using an online mortgage calculator (one is listed below but many exist) look at the monthly mortgage payments under three different circumstances. By different circumstances I mean change the interest rates, term length (15 years vs. 30) and the loan amount (meaning you would pay more or less of a down payment). I run a scenario where I borrow $200,000 for 15 years at 4%, a second scenario might be $200,000 for 30 years at 4%, and the last scenario might be $180,000 at 3.75% for 15 years.