# Loan Project: Buying a House

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*timer*Asked: Jan 26th, 2014

**Question description**

**i am not pretty sure with what the price should be,thats why mentioned 10$,its negotiable**

**Loan Project: Buying a House **

For this assignment, you will analyze a home mortgage loan.

**Task 1**: Find a **description**, **asking price**, and **real estate taxes** of a house for sale, and decide on a **purchase price** you would be willing to pay (assuming you have the means). Find a current market **interest rate** for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage having a down payment of 20 percent of the purchase price. [By the **end of** **Week 2,** post your work on **Task 1** as a **main topic in the Loan Project conference.**]

**Task 2**: Compute the **down payment**, **amount financed**, and the **monthly mortgage payment** (showing how to apply the appropriate financial formula and showing the calculations).

**Task 3**: Compute the monthly amount of real estate taxes and add to the monthly mortgage payment to get the **total monthly amount paid**. [Real estate taxes are typically assessed annually by the jurisdiction where the property is located. The taxes are usually collected by the mortgage lender along with the monthly mortgage payment.]

**Task 4**: Suppose that in order to qualify for the loan, the total monthly amount paid cannot exceed 30 percent of monthly income. What is the**minimum monthly income needed to qualify for the loan**? What is the **minimum annual income** needed? (Note: This is a simplified minimum income requirement calculation, for the purposes of this project, as it does not take into account other costs such as insurance or other loans or assets currently held. The idea is this: Before granting a mortgage, the lender wants to be reasonably sure that the borrower can afford the home, and a typical benchmark is that the total monthly amount paid, including real estate taxes, does not exceed 30% of monthly income.)

**Task 5**: Construct an **amortization table **for the mortgage(using spreadsheet software or online resources such ashttp://www.bankrate.com/calculators/mortgages/mortgage-calculator.aspx). Note that the monthly mortgage payment in the amortization table should match the value you calculated in task 2.

**Task 6**: Referring to your amortization table, **state the month and year of the first payment**. Find the **date of the first month when the amount applied to the principal exceeds the amount of interest paid**. How many of the 360 payments have been made at this point?

**Task 7**: Calculate the **unpaid balance after 24 years**, rounded to the nearest dollar (showing how to apply the appropriate financial formula and showing the calculations**). What percentage of the amount financed is still unpaid**? Note: You should check your answer for the unpaid balance by consulting your amortization table, but you must show how to calculate the value in your project.

**Task 8**: Assuming that the mortgage is held for the full 30 years, compute the **total principal paid** and the **total interest paid**.

**Task 9**: Conclusion: Write a summary describing the results, particularly those you found to be most interesting, and why.

Your project must include

•name of project and your name

•house's description, asking price, and real estate taxes, the purchase price, and the current market interest rate (include references)

•computations and answers for tasks 2, 3, and 4, amortization table for task 5, answers for task 6, and computations and answers for tasks 7 and 8

•task 9 (conclusion)

**The project is graded on the basis of 100 points.**

**EXTRA CREDIT (Optional, can earn up to 10 points)**

For extra credit, work on one or two additional scenarios described below, carrying out (1), (2), and (3) ---

**Scenario: Smaller down payment. **Suppose the down payment is just 10% of the purchase price rather than 20%.

(1) Show how to find the **monthly payment **(assuming a 30-year mortgage with the same interest rate as before).

and/or

**Scenario: Shorter term**. Suppose the loan is a 15-year fixed rate mortgage rather than 30 years.

(1) Show how to find the **monthly payment** (assuming a 20% down payment with the same interest rate as before).

(2) Make a **table to compare the results of your scenario(s)** **with the results for your original loan calculation**. (See the Sample Loan Project for details.)

(3) In your **conclusion**, be sure to describe in words what you find striking in comparing the results of the scenario(s) with the original loan results.