Florida mortgage calculator

This mortgage calculator will help you estimate the costs of your mortgage loan. Get a clear breakdown of your potential mortgage payments with taxes and insurance included.
Florida housing market
Florida, The Sunshine State, is the third-most populous state in the United States. And while state average affordability metrics and home prices are similar to national averages, Florida residents know that the housing dynamics differ meaningfully within the state. Home prices are much lower in the Panhandle than the glitzier Atlantic Coast cities like Miami. Florida is among the most volatile housing markets and saw the largest decrease in home prices following the last housing crisis.
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Total Monthly Payment$1,599$2,364$1,908
Mortgage Rate4.125%5.239%*6.212%*
Total interest paid$178,737$107,025$289,846
* Data source: ©Zillow, Inc. 2006 – 2023. Use is subject to the Terms of Use
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Florida mortgage and refinance rates today (APR)

ProductInterest rateAPR
30-year fixed-rate6.043%6.148%
20-year fixed-rate5.714%5.876%
15-year fixed-rate5.010%5.169%
10-year fixed-rate5.125%5.482%
7-year ARM6.095%6.712%
5-year ARM5.747%6.650%
30-year fixed-rate FHA5.428%6.192%
30-year fixed-rate VA5.588%5.951%

Data source: ©Zillow, Inc. 2006 – 2021. Use is subject to the Terms of Use

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30-year fixed

Today’s mortgage rates in Florida are 6.148% for a 30-year fixed, 5.169% for a 15-year fixed, and 6.650% for a 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

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Florida's first-time home buyer programs

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation, or Florida Housing, offers several loan programs to help qualified first-time home buyers get a mortgage.

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Closing cost assistance

What you need to know

This assistance program provides qualified borrowers with 3% of the home’s purchase price to be used as a down payment or to pay closing costs. The HFA Preferred program is a grant, which means it doesn’t have to be repaid.

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Florida's best mortgage lenders

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Average property tax in Florida counties

Taking 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 Florida. Because assessed values aren’t frequently updated, you may pay a higher rate at first but eventually you’ll pay a similar rate.

Avg. property tax rate
Avg. home value
Alachua County1.18%$172,500
Baker County0.75%$121,100
Bay County0.69%$171,500
Bradford County0.75%$90,500
Brevard County0.94%$195,400
Broward County1.14%$260,700
Calhoun County0.61%$80,000
Charlotte County0.95%$193,600
Citrus County0.82%$128,900
Clay County0.98%$177,700
Collier County0.69%$358,900
Columbia County0.98%$145,500
DeSoto County0.84%$83,700
Dixie County0.68%$71,600
Duval County1.01%$185,900
Escambia County0.79%$143,900
Flagler County0.93%$225,400
Franklin County0.68%$135,300
Gadsden County0.64%$101,300
Gilchrist County0.79%$96,700
Glades County0.73%$80,100
Gulf County0.68%$151,400
Hamilton County0.79%$73,500
Hardee County0.92%$81,200
Hendry County1.12%$79,700
Hernando County0.91%$142,700
Highlands County0.8%$100,200
Hillsborough County1.05%$213,600
Holmes County0.63%$92,400
Indian River County0.83%$200,000
Jackson County0.62%$94,900
Jefferson County0.8%$131,700
Lafayette County0.47%$101,400
Lake County0.94%$185,200
Lee County0.96%$225,300
Leon County1.01%$201,300
Levy County0.8%$88,700
Liberty County0.64%$62,400
Madison County0.74%$87,200
Manatee County0.95%$233,900
Marion County0.91%$137,300
Martin County0.91%$280,800
Miami-Dade County0.95%$288,100
Monroe County0.62%$513,700
Nassau County0.91%$234,000
Okaloosa County0.74%$209,800
Okeechobee County1.02%$89,900
Orange County1.03%$234,400
Osceola County0.98%$197,900
Palm Beach County1.04%$282,900
Pasco County1.01%$161,500
Pinellas County0.97%$197,300
Polk County0.89%$153,700
Putnam County0.93%$86,600
Santa Rosa County0.78%$192,900
Sarasota County0.85%$253,000
Seminole County0.95%$236,400
St. Johns County0.97%$297,600
St. Lucie County1.19%$179,700
Sumter County0.91%$259,000
Suwannee County0.86%$92,400
Taylor County0.66%$84,900
Union County0.9%$89,000
Volusia County1.01%$173,300
Wakulla County0.81%$133,700
Walton County0.55%$227,900
Washington County0.57%$102,700

Source: American Communities Survey 2016, U.S. Census

How to calculate a mortgage payment

Under "Home price," enter the price (if you're buying) or the current value (if you're refinancing). NerdWallet also has a refinancing calculator.

Under "Down payment," enter the amount of your down payment (if you’re buying) or the amount of equity you have (if refinancing). A down payment is the cash you pay upfront for a home, and home equity is the value of the home, minus what you owe.

On desktop, under "Interest rate" (to the right), enter the rate. Under "Loan term," click the plus and minus signs to adjust the length of the mortgage in years.

On mobile devices, tap "Refine Results" to find the field to enter the rate and use the plus and minus signs to select the "Loan term."

You may enter your own figures for property taxeshomeowners insurance and homeowners association fees, if you don’t wish to use NerdWallet’s estimates. Edit these figures by clicking on the amount currently displayed.

The mortgage calculator lets you click "Compare common loan types" to view a comparison of different loan terms. Click "Amortization" to see how the principal balance, principal paid (equity) and total interest paid change year by year. On mobile devices, scroll down to see "Amortization."

Formula for calculating a mortgage payment

The mortgage payment calculation looks like this: M = P [ i(1 + i)^n ] / [ (1 + i)^n – 1]

The variables are as follows:

  • 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

Determining what your monthly house payment will be is an important part of figuring out how much house you can afford. That monthly payment is likely to be the biggest part of your cost of living.

Using NerdWallet’s mortgage calculator lets you estimate your mortgage payment when you buy a home or refinance. You can change loan details in the calculator to run scenarios. The calculator can help you decide:

  • 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

Mortgage lenders are required to assess your ability to repay the amount you want to borrow. A lot of factors go into that assessment, and the main one is debt-to-income ratio.

Your debt-to-income ratio is the percentage of pretax income that goes toward monthly debt payments, including the mortgage, car payments, student loans, minimum credit card payments and child support. Lenders look most favorably on debt-to-income ratios of 36% or less — or a maximum of $1,800 a month on an income of $5,000 a month before taxes.

Typical costs included in a mortgage payment

If your mortgage payment included just principal and interest, you could use a bare-bones mortgage calculator. But most mortgage payments include other charges as well. Here are the key components of the monthly 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.

Typically, when you belong to a homeowners association, the dues are billed directly, and it's not added to the monthly mortgage payment. Because HOA dues can be easy to forget, they're included in NerdWallet's mortgage calculator.

Reducing monthly mortgage payments

The mortgage calculator lets you test scenarios to see how you can reduce the monthly 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

Your monthly payment can go up over time if:

  • 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.