Maine mortgage calculator

Use our free mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payment, includi...ng your principal and interest, taxes, insurance, and PMI in Maine. See how your monthly payment changes by making updates to your home price, down payment, interest rate, and loan term.

Maine housing market

Maine, the Pine Tree State, is slightly more expensive than average, ranking 29th i...n the nation in housing affordability with median homeowner spending just under 20% of their income on their homes. Similar to the rest of the country, tight housing supply is driving home prices upwards: Maine saw a 7.5% rise in home value, an amount predicted to only increase.

Your monthly payment
$1,599
30 year fixed loan term
Monthly payment
Principal & interest

$1,163

Property taxes

Homeowners insurance

Homeowners association (HOA) fees

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Total principal: $240,000
Loan Term
30 year fixedYour input
15 year fixed30 year fixed
Monthly Payment$1,599$2,006$1,445
Mortgage Rate4.125%2.233%*2.983%*
Total interest paid
$178,737
$42,655
$123,474
Loan Term
30 year fixedYour input
15 year fixed30 year fixed
Monthly Payment$1,599$2,006$1,445
Mortgage Rate4.125%2.233%*2.983%*
Total interest paid
$178,737
$42,655
$123,474
Amortization

See how your payments change over time for your 30 year fixed loan term

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30 year fixed loan term

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$240,000
Principal Paid
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Interest Paid
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$1,163

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Maine mortgage and refinance rates today (APR)

ProductInterest rateAPR
30-year fixed-rate2.900%2.960%
20-year fixed-rate2.640%2.723%
15-year fixed-rate2.104%2.212%
7/1 ARM2.579%3.143%
5/1 ARM2.488%3.210%
30-year fixed-rate FHA2.333%3.034%
30-year fixed-rate VA2.475%2.773%

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

Today's rate

2.960%
30-year fixed

Today’s mortgage rates in Maine are 2.960% for a 30-year fixed, 2.212% for a 15-year fixed, and 3.210% for a 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

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First-time home buyer programs in Maine

There are several national first-time home buyer programs that may be able to help you get into a home in Maine.

Conventional mortgage

National program

What you need to know

Best for home buyers with good credit looking for low down payments or limited mortgage insurance premiums. A conventional mortgage is a home loan that isn’t guaranteed or insured by the federal government. Conventional mortgages that conform to the requirements set forth by Fannie Mae and Freddie...

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Average property tax in Maine 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 Maine. 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
Androscoggin County1.6%$153,500
Aroostook County1.34%$101,000
Cumberland County1.32%$273,400
Franklin County1.2%$136,300
Hancock County0.87%$207,300
Kennebec County1.29%$163,100
Knox County1.23%$199,600
Lincoln County0.96%$211,900
Oxford County1.21%$137,200
Penobscot County1.41%$136,300
Piscataquis County1.22%$116,100
Sagadahoc County1.3%$199,400
Somerset County1.28%$108,000
Waldo County1.26%$159,800
Washington County1.15%$110,000
York County1.17%$248,000

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

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

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

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

The variables are as follows:

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:

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  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.

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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:

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.

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

Your monthly payment can go up over time if: