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Math 1030

Project 1
Name Maxwell Pavich-Conlon

Buying a House
Select a house from a real estate booklet, newspaper, or website. Find something reasonable
between $100,000 and $350,000. In reality, a trained financial professional can help you
determine what is reasonable for your financial situation. Take a screen shot of the listing for
your chosen house and attach it to this project. Assume that you will pay the asking price for
your house.
The listed selling price is 208,000.
Assume that you will make a: 41,600.

The amount of the mortgage is: 769/ monthly

Ask at least two lending institutions for the interest rate for both a 15-year and a 30-year fixed
rate mortgage with no points or other variations on the interest rate for the loan.
Name of first lending institution: America first credit union
Rate for 15-year mortgage: 2.7

Rate for 30-year mortgage: 3.6

Name of second lending institution: Wells Fargo.


Rate for 15-year mortgage: 3.1

Rate for 30-year mortgage: 3.8

Assuming that the rates are the only difference between the different lending institutions, find the
monthly payment at the better interest rate for each type of mortgage.
15-year monthly payment: $1129

30-year monthly payment: $759

These payments cover only the interest and the principal on the loan. They do not cover the
insurance or taxes.
To organize the information for the amortization of the loan, construct a schedule that keeps
track of: (1) the payment number and/or (2) the month and year (3) the amount of the payment,
(4) the amount of interest paid, (5) the amount of principal paid, and (6) the remaining balance.
There are many programs online available for this including Brett Whissles website:
http://bretwhissel.net/cgi-bin/amortize. A Microsoft Excel worksheet that does is also available
online at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/loan-amortization-scheduleTC001019777.aspx?CategoryID=CT062100751033.
Its not necessary to show all of the payments in the tables below. Only fill in the payments in
the following schedules. Answer the questions after each table.

15-year mortgage
Payment
Number

Payment
Date

Payment
Amount ($)

Interest
Paid ($)

Principal
Paid ($)

Remaining
Balance ($)

1. . 01/1/17

1129.00

468.00

661.00

207,339.00

2. . 02/1/17

1129.00

466.51

662.49

206,676.51

50. . 03/1/21

1129.00

391.05

737.95

173,060.77

90. . 06/1/24

1129.00

321.63

807.37

142,140.46

120. . 01/1/27

1129.00

265.32

863.68

117,056.07

150. . 06/1/29

1129.00

205.08

923.92

90,222.05

180. . 01/1/32

1129.00

140.64

988.36

264,874.84

56,874.84

208,000.00

total

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Use the proper word or phrase to fill in the blanks.


The total principal paid is the same as the: Starting amount of the loan.
The total amount paid is the number of payments times Payment number.
The total interest paid is the total amount paid minus Starting Amount of the principle.
Use the proper number to fill in the blanks and cross out the improper word
in the parentheses.
Payment number 1 is the first one in which the principal paid is greater than the interest
paid.
The total amount of interest is $56,874.77 more than the mortgage.
The total amount of interest is 27.344 % more than the mortgage.
The total amount of interest is 27.344% of the mortgage.

30-year mortgage
Payment
Number

Payment
Date

Payment
Amount ($)

Interest
Paid ($)

Principal
Paid ($)

Remaining
Balance ($)

1. . 01/1/17

759.00

624.00

135.00

207,865.00

2. . 02/1/17

759.00

623.60

135.40

207,729.60

60. . 01/1/22

759.00

597.90

161.10

199,139.74

120. . 01/1/27

759.00

566.18

192.82

188,534.96

240. . 01/1/37

759.00

482.78

276.22

160,650.17

300. . 01/1/42

759.00

428.39

330.61

142,467.00

360. . 01/1/47

759.00

363.30

395.70

394305.72

186,305.72

208,000.00

total

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Payment number 347 is the first one in which the principal paid is greater than the interest paid.
The total amount of interest is $186,305.60 more than the mortgage.
The total amount of interest is 89.57 % more than the mortgage.
The total amount of interest is 89.57 % of the mortgage.
Suppose you paid an additional $100 a month towards the principal:
The total amount of interest paid with the $100 monthly extra payment would be
$157,447.52
The total amount of interest paid with the $100 monthly extra payment would be $28858
less than the interest paid for the scheduled payments only.
The total amount of interest paid with the $100 monthly extra payment would be 14.57% less
than the interest paid for the scheduled payments only.
The $100 monthly extra payment would pay off the mortgage in 39 years and 0 months;
thats 12 months sooner than paying only the scheduled payments.