Colorado mortgage calculatorUse our free mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payment, includi...ng your principal and interest, taxes, insurance, and PMI in Colorado. See how your monthly payment changes by making updates to your home price, down payment, interest rate, and loan term.
Colorado housing marketIn Colorado, The Centennial State, you might think that housing affordability is a ...crisis from the news. However Coloradans still only spend ~21% of incomes on housing costs, roughly equal to the national average. For new home buyers, prices are definitely increasing. Denver is among the "hottest" cities in terms of the increase in average home price in recent years, rising 8% last year.
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Colorado mortgage and refinance rates today (APR)
|30-year fixed-rate FHA||2.214%||2.886%|
|30-year fixed-rate VA||2.536%||2.833%|
Today’s mortgage rates in Colorado are 3.040% for a 30-year fixed, 2.206% for a 15-year fixed, and 3.094% for a 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).
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Colorado's first-time home buyer programsThe Colorado Housing and Finance Agency, or CHFA, offers several loan programs to help qualified first-time home buyers get a mortgage.
CHFA FirstStep loan
No credit score
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What you need to know
By pairing a 30-year, fixed-rate loan with down payment and closing cost assistance, the FirstStep program makes it easier to buy a home. You must be a first-time home buyer or qualified veteran or purchase in a targeted area to be eligible for the FirstStep program. You’ll need a 620 credit score...
Colorado's best mortgage lendersNerdWallet has done the work for you to pick the best financing partner for you in Colorado.See full article
Average property tax in Colorado countiesTaking U.S. Census data, NerdWallet has crunched the numbers to help you understand what property tax rate you can expect to pay on your future home in Colorado. Because assessed values aren’t frequently updated, you may pay a higher rate at first but eventually you’ll pay a similar rate.
|County||Avg. property tax rate||Avg. home value|
|Clear Creek County||0.44%||$317,000|
|El Paso County||0.53%||$272,000|
|Kit Carson County||0.62%||$130,200|
|La Plata County||0.3%||$356,700|
|Las Animas County||0.28%||$145,900|
|Rio Blanco County||0.35%||$201,000|
|Rio Grande County||0.49%||$143,000|
|San Juan County||0.37%||$269,400|
|San Miguel County||0.31%||$485,000|
How to calculate a mortgage payment
Formula for calculating a mortgage payment
- M = monthly mortgage payment
- P = the principal amount
- i = your monthly interest rate. Your lender likely lists interest rates as an annual figure, so you’ll need to divide by 12, for each month of the year. So, if your rate is 5%, then the monthly rate will look like this: 0.05/12 = 0.004167.
- n = the number of payments over the life of the loan. If you take out a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, this means: n = 30 years x 12 months per year, or 360 payments.
How a mortgage calculator helps you
- The home loan term length that’s right for you. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage lower your monthly payment, but you’ll pay more interest over the life of the loan. A 15-year fixed-rate mortgage reduce the total interest you'll pay, but your monthly payment will be higher. c
- If an ARM is a good option. Adjustable-rate mortgages start with a "teaser" interest rate, and then the loan rate changes — higher or lower — over time. A 5/1 ARM can be a good choice, particularly if you plan on being in a home for just a few years. You’ll want to be aware of how much your monthly mortgage payment can change when the introductory rate expires, especially if interest rates are trending higher.
- If you’re buying too much home. The mortgage payment calculator can give you a reality check on how much you can expect to pay each month, especially when considering all the costs, including taxes, insurance and private mortgage insurance.
- If you’re putting enough money down. With minimum down payments commonly as low as 3%, it's easier than ever to put just a little money down. The mortgage payment calculator can help you decide what the best down payment may be for you.
How lenders decide how much you can afford to borrow
Typical costs included in a mortgage payment
- Principal: This is the amount you borrow. Each mortgage payment reduces the principal you owe.
- Interest: What the lender charges you to lend you the money. Interest rates are expressed as an annual percentage.
- Property taxes: The annual tax assessed by a government authority on your home and land. You pay about one-twelfth of your annual tax bill with each mortgage payment, and the servicer saves them in an escrow account. When the taxes are due, the loan servicer pays them.
- Homeowners insurance: Your policy covers damage and financial losses from fire, storms, theft, a tree falling on your house and other bad things. As with property taxes, you pay roughly one-twelfth of your annual premium each month, and the servicer pays the bill when it's due.
- Mortgage insurance: If your down payment is less than 20% of the home’s purchase price, you’ll likely pay mortgage insurance. It protects the lender’s interest in case a borrower defaults on a mortgage. Once the equity in your property increases to 20%, the mortgage insurance is canceled, unless you have an FHA loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration.
Reducing monthly mortgage payments
- Extend the term (the number of years it will take to pay off the loan). With a longer term, your payment will be lower but you’ll pay more interest over the years. Review your amortization schedule to see the impact of extending your loan.
- Buy less house. Taking out a smaller loan means a smaller monthly mortgage payment.
- Avoid paying PMI. With a down payment of 20% or more, you won’t have to pay private mortgage insurance. Similarly, keeping at least 20% equity in the home lets you avoid PMI when you refinance.
- Get a lower interest rate. Making a larger down payment can not only let you avoid PMI, but reduce your interest rate, too. That means a lower monthly mortgage payment.
Monthly mortgage payments can go up
- Property taxes or homeowners insurance premiums rise. These costs are included in most mortgage payments.
- You incur a late payment fee from your mortgage loan servicer.
- You have an adjustable-rate mortgage and the rate rises at the adjustment period.
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