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Mortgage Costs for a $551,000 Home


Monthly Payment Options

Here are the monthly payments for a $551,000 home loan based on a down payment and current mortgage rate averages from Freddie Mac as of April 27, 2017. Check Lending Tree to see current rates from multiple lenders.

Down Payment
(% - Amount)
15 Year Mortgage
(3.27% Fixed Rate)
30 Year Mortgage
(4.03% Fixed Rate)
0% - $0$3,877$2,640
3% - $16,530$3,761$2,561
5% - $27,550$3,683$2,508
7% - $38,570$3,606$2,455
10% - $55,100$3,489$2,376
15% - $82,650$3,296$2,244
20% - $110,200$3,102$2,112
25% - $137,750$2,908$1,980
30% - $165,300$2,714$1,848

Use our amortization calculator to create a printable payment schedule for any of these options. Just subtract your down payment from the home price and enter that number as the loan's principal.

Total Costs Comparison

Here are the total cost (principal and interest) of each mortgage option not including the down payment.

Down Payment
(% - Amount)
15 Year Mortgage
(3.27% Fixed Rate)
30 Year Mortgage
(4.03% Fixed Rate)
0% - $0$697,871$950,435
3% - $16,530$676,935$921,922
5% - $27,550$662,978$902,913
7% - $38,570$649,020$883,904
10% - $55,100$628,084$855,391
15% - $82,650$593,191$807,870
20% - $110,200$558,297$760,348
25% - $137,750$523,404$712,826
30% - $165,300$488,510$665,304

Can I Afford a $551,000 Home?

Financial advisors recommend that your mortgage payment should be no more than 28% of your monthly household income. Considering that fact, here are the minimum required monthly incomes you need to afford this house based on your down payment.

Down Payment
(% - Amount)
15 Year Mortgage
Household Income
30 Year Mortgage
Household Income
0% - $0$13,847$9,429
3% - $16,530$13,431$9,146
5% - $27,550$13,154$8,957
7% - $38,570$12,877$8,769
10% - $55,100$12,462$8,486
15% - $82,650$11,770$8,015
20% - $110,200$11,077$7,543
25% - $137,750$10,385$7,072
30% - $165,300$9,693$6,600

Additional Fees to Consider

There are many additional fees that are associated with purchasing a home. Be sure to budget for these types of costs when making your purchase decision.

Fee Cost Description
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) A down payment of less than 20% often requires PMI which will increase your monthly payment. For a $551,000 home, a 20% down payment would be $110,200.
Home Purchasing Fees The buyer of a home will usually be required to pay for an inspection, closing costs and other fees during the closing process.
Taxes and Insurance Purchasing a more expensive home than before will usually result in paying more in taxes and insurance.
Homeowners' Association Fees Buying a home in a condominium or planned development may require paying a monthly or yearly fee.
Home Repairs and Improvements A house will often require repairs that were identified during the inspection process. This can range from very minor upgrades to significant repairs costing thousands of dollars. Make sure to also consider the replacement costs of older appliances in the house as they may need to be replaced at anytime.

Disclaimer

This information is provided "as-is" and should only be used for general informational purposes. All costs were rounded to the nearest dollar to make the page more legible. Although the cost calculations are believed to be reliable, its accuracy is not warranted in any way.