While shopping for a home mortgage loan, you will be presented with different loan options. Plugging this information into the loan comparison calculator will allow you to determine which one is the best option for you.
If your loan is for $400,000.00, you might be able to choose a 30 year loan with an interest rate of 4.000%, with 0.500 point(s), and a closing cost of $2,500.00. Or, you might be offered a 30 year loan with an interest rate of 4.500%, with 1.500 point(s), an origination fee of 0.50%, and closing costs of $700.00.
With the first loan option, your total closing costs will actually be $4,500.00, while the second loan will cost $8,700.00 at closing. The first loan would come to $1,909.66 per month and the second loan would be $2,026.74.
When all is said in done, you will also pay less with the first loan. In fact, you will SAVE $42,148.82 with the FIRST loan because the first one would cost a total of $687,478.03 and the second would be $729,626.85.