An amortization table can help you handle your communication with lenders in confidence and make sure that you are not surprised by you repayment schedule. Use our amortization calculator to prepare for your new loan and fill out our free short form to contact up to four lenders today.
If you are in the process of buying a new home or making a large purchase, you are probably looking into all the types of loans and interest rates, and dealing with the mountain of terms lenders use. You may start to feel as though repaying your loan will be easier than obtaining it. Just doing a little research can help you feel confident about the loan and the terms you choose. There are many resources to use to find out just what the different kinds of loans, loan terminology and the details of your loan (such as interest rates) really mean and many of these can be found online. One of these resources is an amortization table, which can be used to find out just how easy or how hard your repayment period will be.
Amortization is the schedule of repayment agreed upon when your loan closes. This schedule may last anywhere from one to thirty years (in most cases, fifteen to thirty years). An amortization table allows you to key in the details of your loan in order to give you an estimate of your monthly payments and also the interest that you will be paying on your loan. The more detailed an amortization table, the more helpful it will be to you. Some tables will only be able to give you the amount of your monthly payments, while others will break down the effects each monthly payment has on interest and principal yearly, or even monthly.
Keep in mind that an amortization table only provides estimates. Your lenders will provide you with dependable information, and it should be remembered that the figures taken from our amortization table should be used solely as a guide. If during your repayment period you miss payments or make late payments frequently, this will cause your repayment schedule to differ from the information provided by an amortization. Also, our table may not process fractions of a penny in the same manner as your lender.