South Carolina mortgage calculator
|Total Monthly Payment||$1,599||$2,062||$1,520|
|Total interest paid||$178,737||$52,713||$150,293|
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South Carolina mortgage and refinance rates today (APR)
|30-year fixed-rate FHA||4.568%||5.453%|
|30-year fixed-rate VA||2.952%||3.246%|
Today’s mortgage rates in South Carolina are 3.570% for a 30-year fixed, 2.711% for a 15-year fixed, and 3.050% for a 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).
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South Carolina's first-time home buyer programs
The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority, SC Housing, offers several loan programs to help qualified first-time home buyers get a mortgage.
Repayable down payment assistance
Down payment assistance
Closing cost assistance
What you need to know
In conjunction with the loan programs made available by SC Housing, down payment and closing cost assistance is provided to qualified borrowers. For households earning above 80% of the median area income, repayable assistance up to $6,000 is available. The loan is a second mortgage with a 2%...
South Carolina's best mortgage lenders
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Average property tax in South Carolina 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 South Carolina. 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
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."
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.
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:
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