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$400 a Month: The Difference Two Months Makes in Interest Rates

  • April 4th

by UrbanTurf Staff

The rise in long-term interest rates over the last several weeks has been historic, with 30-year rates increasing almost 100 basis points during that time. 

So today, UrbanTurf is taking a look to see how current rates are impacting mortgage payments compared to just two months ago. 

We took a home with an $800,000 purchase price and assumed the buyer has excellent credit. Using the current rates and rates from early February we examined how monthly mortgage payments changed. In each case, we assumed the buyer put down a 20 percent down payment. Note that these include principal and interest, but not the cost of insurance or taxes.

Here are the two scenarios:

February 2022: The average mortgage rate was 3.55 percent.

Monthly mortgage payment: $2,891
Total outlay on mortgage (monthly payment x 360 months): $1,041,000

April 2022: The average mortgage rate is 4.67 percent.

Monthly mortgage payment: $3,307
Total outlay on mortgage (monthly payment x 360 months): $1,190,000

So, the difference between a rate of 3.55 percent and 4.67 percent is $416 a month or $149,000 over the life of the loan.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/400-a-month-the-difference-two-months-makes-in-interest-rates/19478.

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