Mortgage Closing Cost Calculator
Our Mortgage closing costs calculator (estimator) can help you estimate your total closing expenses. When working with the calculator, please remember the dollar amounts displayed aren’t guaranteed, and what you actually pay may be different. The estimates you receive are for illustrative and educational purposes only. A closing costs calculator like ours lets you see closing costs based on the specifics of your financial situation. Below, we’ll take you through each one line by line, so you can understand what you’ll be paying for.
How to use Closing Cost Calculator?
With the Mintrates Closing Cost Calculator, you can input a whole bunch of different numbers and see where they lead you. Follow the steps bellow:
- Enter your Home Price
- Enter your Down Payment
- Enter your Mortgage Interest Rate (by default it shows today’s Mortgage Rates*).
- Select a loan term (Years): 30 Years, 20 years or 15 Years scenario
- In seconds, our Closing Cost Calculator will have an estimate of your approx.* funds needed to close, The more info you can provide, the more accurate the Total estimates result will be.
Closing Cost Calculator Basic inputs
Using an mortgage closing cost calculator can help you quickly and accurately predict your closing cost expences with just a few pieces of information. It can also show you details fees. To use this calculator, you’ll need the following information:
Home price — The dollar amount you expect to pay for a home.
Down payment — Money paid for a house from one’s own funds at closing. The down payment will be the difference between the purchase price and mortgage amount.
Mortgage Interest Rate — The periodic charge, expressed as a percentage, for use of credit. Remember, we have a mortgage rate tool for that.
Property tax — A government tax based on the market value of a property.
Home insurance — Home insurance or homeowners insurance is typically required by lenders. You can edit this number in the mortgage calculator advanced options.
HOA Fee — Owners of condos or townhomes are required to pay homeowners association dues (known as HOA fees), to cover common amenities or services within the property such as garbage collection, landscaping, snow removal, pool maintenance, and hazard insurance.
Loan term — This is the length of time you choose to pay off your loan (e.g., 30 years, 20 years, 15 years, etc.)
Understand Mortgage Closing Cost Fees
Origination Fee – Also known as origination fees, this is the amount charged by your lender for administrative costs associated with mortgage application and processing.
Flood Certification – Documentation confirming the property’s status within a flood zone from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Title Search and Lenders Title Insurance – Cost associated with having a company research a home’s title and purchasing an insurance policy to cover the lender in case the title is later found to be defective.
Owner’s Title Insurance – Policy that protects the borrower against any legal defects to the title.
Escrow Property Taxes – An amount of money destined to pay property taxes held by a third party until the real estate transaction is complete. Property taxes are a government levy based on the market value (as assessed by a local tax assessor) of the property.
Survey – The detailed assessment that discloses the exact boundaries of the property, as well as things like gas lines, roads, walls, easements, encroachments, etc.
Appraisal(s) fees – Often paid to the lender as part of closing costs to have an appraiser determine the value of the home in question.