Nebraska mortgage calculator

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

Nebraska housing market

Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, is one of the most affordable housing markets in th...e country, with the median homeowner spending ~18% of their income on their homes. However, home affordability in Nebraska is starting to change as housing prices in the state have risen rapidly since 2013, trailing only Colorado, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Texas, and South Dakota. Unlike most states, Nebraska's housing prices have increased most dramatically outside of major metropolitan areas.

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15 year fixed30 year fixed
Monthly Payment$1,599$2,139$1,554
Mortgage Rate4.125%3.39%*3.8%*
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30 year fixedYour input
15 year fixed30 year fixed
Monthly Payment$1,599$2,139$1,554
Mortgage Rate4.125%3.39%*3.8%*
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Nebraska mortgage and refinance rates today (APR)

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30-year fixed3.667%
15-year fixed3.281%
5/1 ARM3.562%

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30-year fixed

Current rates in Nebraska are 3.667% for a 30-year fixed, 3.281% for a 15-year fixed, and 3.562% for a 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

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First-time home buyer programs in Nebraska

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Average property tax in Nebraska 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 Nebraska. Because assessed values aren’t frequently updated, you may pay a higher rate at first but eventually you’ll pay a similar rate.

CountyAvg. property tax rateAvg. home value
Adams County1.64%$115,300
Antelope County1.41%$78,500
Arthur County1.35%$101,500
Banner County1.25%$137,200
Blaine County1.05%$85,900
Boone County1.17%$105,600
Box Butte County1.5%$105,400
Boyd County1.2%$63,800
Brown County1.49%$80,200
Buffalo County1.42%$161,200
Burt County1.61%$91,600
Butler County1.32%$111,500
Cass County1.68%$166,200
Cedar County1.14%$113,600
Chase County1.36%$109,900
Cherry County1.03%$119,800
Cheyenne County1.91%$114,100
Clay County1.5%$85,000
Colfax County1.4%$94,300
Cuming County1.28%$113,200
Custer County1.31%$92,800
Dakota County1.63%$116,400
Dawes County1.37%$107,500
Dawson County1.6%$101,000
Deuel County1.42%$76,300
Dixon County1.19%$87,600
Dodge County1.44%$119,600
Douglas County1.88%$167,600
Dundy County1.06%$73,900
Fillmore County1.05%$76,100
Franklin County1.08%$62,000
Frontier County1.35%$98,200
Furnas County1.41%$65,300
Gage County1.47%$108,800
Garden County1.23%$81,800
Garfield County1.43%$96,100
Gosper County1.54%$116,300
Grant County1.11%$55,300
Greeley County1.35%$69,400
Hall County1.7%$136,500
Hamilton County1.17%$136,200
Harlan County1.47%$83,200
Hayes County1.09%$77,500
Hitchcock County1.27%$58,400
Holt County1.25%$102,900
Hooker County1.58%$85,800
Howard County1.43%$119,600
Jefferson County1.38%$75,500
Johnson County1.55%$82,200
Kearney County1.25%$128,600
Keith County1.37%$108,400
Keya Paha County1.46%$72,000
Kimball County2.05%$83,200
Knox County1.14%$85,100
Lancaster County1.67%$179,400
Lincoln County1.58%$130,800
Logan County1.15%$110,900
Loup County1.02%$159,100
Madison County1.42%$126,100
McPherson County0.43%$137,500
Merrick County1.46%$90,900
Morrill County1.54%$87,400
Nance County1.38%$80,400
Nemaha County1.39%$114,600
Nuckolls County0.89%$62,300
Otoe County1.45%$130,700
Pawnee County1.24%$71,100
Perkins County0.97%$105,600
Phelps County1.36%$120,000
Pierce County1.38%$102,600
Platte County1.39%$136,600
Polk County1.36%$100,200
Red Willow County1.42%$91,500
Richardson County1.34%$69,300
Rock County1.4%$83,700
Saline County1.56%$95,000
Sarpy County2.04%$195,700
Saunders County1.51%$159,400
Scotts Bluff County1.52%$116,600
Seward County1.43%$159,700
Sheridan County1.27%$70,900
Sherman County1.23%$85,400
Sioux County0.96%$103,200
Stanton County1.18%$111,900
Thayer County1.31%$67,500
Thomas County1.11%$82,300
Thurston County1.1%$79,100
Valley County1.62%$92,700
Washington County1.51%$182,400
Wayne County1.3%$133,000
Webster County1.37%$75,600
Wheeler County0.83%$104,300
York County1.36%$128,400

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

What’s included in a mortgage loan calculator?

A mortgage calculator used to look kind of like your grandfather’s cell phone. A bunch of buttons, a little screen and a lot of punching in numbers to get a result. The NerdWallet home mortgage calculator is different. It can calculate your monthly mortgage payment in no time.

Any good home mortgage calculator can do that. Even that big calculator stuffed in your grandpa’s shirt pocket. But an excellent mortgage payment calculator can do more. That’s why the NerdWallet monthly mortgage payment calculator also takes into account the additional costs — like taxes and insurance — that are included in your monthly payment. It’s called a PITI mortgage calculator, for principal, interest, taxes and insurance. We can also include HOA dues and PMI — private mortgage insurance — in your monthly payment calculation.

A lot of folks forget to include all those costs and are frankly a bit surprised when their monthly mortgage payment turns out to be a lot more than they counted on. The formula working behind the curtain of the NerdWallet mortgage calculator takes that bit of uncertainty out of the picture.

How to calculate your mortgage payment

For the paper and pencil mathletes out there, 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 to use a mortgage payment calculator

Determining what your monthly house payment will be is an important part of the “how much house can I afford?” decision. That monthly payment is likely to be the biggest part of your living overhead.

Using this tool to calculate your mortgage payment can help you run various scenarios in your decision process for buying a home. You may consider:

  • How long of a home loan term is right for you? A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will lower your monthly payment, but you’ll pay more interest over the life of the loan. A 15-year fixed-rate mortgage can reduce the total interest you’ll pay, but your monthly payment will be higher. Regardless of which term you choose, fixed-rate mortgages have interest rates that are locked in for the life of the loan.
  • Is an ARM 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 or so. You’ll want to be aware of how much your monthly mortgage payment can change, especially if interest rates are trending higher.
  • If you’re buying too much home. The NerdWallet mortgage payment calculator can help you take a reality check on just how much home you can afford, especially when considering your all-in costs, including taxes, insurance and PMI.
  • Are you putting enough money down? With minimum down payments commonly as low as 3% these days, 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 for you may be.

What are the monthly costs built into a monthly mortgage payment?

If your mortgage payment included just principal and interest, you could use a bare-bones mortgage calculator. But that’s rarely the case these days. There are a lot of costs that can be built into a monthly mortgage payment. Here are the five key components in play when you calculate mortgage payments:

  • Principal: Typically, this would be the home’s purchase price, less any down payment It’s the amount you borrow. If you’re buying a $500,000 home and put down $100,000, the principal would be $400,000.
  • Interest: What the lender charges you to loan 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.
  • 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.
  • Homeowners association (HOA) fee: This is paid by homeowners to an organization that assists with upkeep, property improvements and shared amenities.

Can I lower my monthly payment?

This is where a mortgage calculator can really bring some clarity to the home buying process: by helping you to work different payment scenarios.

Here are ways you can lower your monthly payment:

  • Extend the number of years for the loan. It’s called the loan term, something we mentioned above. As we said, your payment will be lower but you’ll be paying a lot more interest over the added years. Review your amortization schedule to see the impact of extending your loan.
  • Buy less house. Obviously, taking out a smaller loan means a smaller monthly mortgage payment.
  • Avoid paying PMI. By putting down 20% or more, you won’t have to pay private mortgage insurance. That can be another option to consider as you run “what ifs” in the mortgage calculator tool. However, if you’re looking at FHA loans, mortgage insurance can last for the entire length of the loan.
  • Get a better interest rate. Putting more money down not only can eliminate PMI, but lower your interest rate, too. That means a lower monthly mortgage payment. Shopping at least three lenders can also increase your odds of getting a better mortgage interest rate.

Can my monthly payment go up?

Now, you’ve calculated your monthly mortgage payment and you’ve got a number you’re happy with. What could make your payment go up from there:

  1. If you have an adjustable-rate mortgage, as we mentioned above.
  2. If costs included in your mortgage payment, such as property taxes or homeowners insurance premiums, go up. And they will, eventually.
  3. If your mortgage loan servicer charges a late payment fee.