# VA Loan Calculator

How much will your monthly mortgage payments be if you used a VA loan? Use this VA home loan calculator to get a monthly payment estimate to help ensure that you get a home that fits in your budget.

## The Mintrates VA Loan Calculator

Prospective VA home loan buyers should answer the question, “what is the monthly payment of a home if I use a VA loan?” By getting an estimate on how much a home will cost with a VA loan you can avoid wasting time by only looking at homes that you can afford. This calculator will also help you make smarter financial decisions throughout the home searching and purchasing process.

VA loan limits change based on the location the home is purchased in. Please keep this in mind when entering in your location information. Please understand that this calculator is merely a starting point for estimating monthly home payments.

### How To Use Our VA Loan Calculator?

With the Mintrates VA Loan 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
*Mortgage Calculator with taxes*will have an estimate of your monthly overview of your monthly payment, including principal and interest — and the additional payments, like Property taxes and Homeowners insurance, condo/HOA fee, if you provided that. The more info you can provide, the more accurate the Total Monthly Payment result will be. - Click “Loan Amortization” tab to see page with Loan Amortization graphics
- Click “Payment Schedule” tab to see page with Loan Payment Schedule including Your Payment schedule for each year if your terms.
- Click “Download Full Calculation” to start downloading PDF Report.

#### Understand Mintrates VA Loan Calculator Basic and Advanced Inputs

Using an VA Loan mortgage calculator can help you quickly and accurately predict your monthly mortgage payment with just a few pieces of information. It can also show you the total amount of interest you’ll pay over the life of your mortgage. 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.

**Pay-off your Mortgage** — This is the length of time you choose to pay off your loan (e.g., 30 years, 20 years, 15 years, etc.)

**Loan Amortization** — A complete table of periodic blended loan payments, showing the amount of principal and the amount of interest that comprise each payment so that the loan will be paid off at the end of its term. While each periodic payment is the same, early in the schedule, the majority of each periodic payment is interest. The percentage of each payment that goes toward interest diminishes a bit with each payment, and the percentage that goes toward principal increases. Later in the schedule, the majority of each periodic payment is put toward the principal. The last line of the schedule shows the borrower’s total interest and principal payments for the entire loan term.

Mortgages can be confusing for the first time home buyer, so let us help explain. To understand the most important lending and mortgage terms find explanations for most of the mortgage industry terms in Mortgage Glossary.

##### More ways to use our VA Loan Payment Calculator

Most people use a VA mortgage calculator to estimate the payment on a new mortgage, but it can be used for other purposes, too. Here are some other uses:

- Calculate different scenarios
- See where your money is going
- Estimate the cost of different loan types