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How much would I pay on a $200,000 mortgage?

Repayments, total interest and amortization to borrow with confidence.

If you’re ready to buy a home, you might wonder how to budget for your target home cost. Here’s a breakdown of what you might face monthly, in interest and over the life of a $200,000.00 mortgage.

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Monthly payments on a $200,000.00 mortgage

At a 7.00% fixed interest rate, your monthly mortgage payment on a 30-year $200,000.000 mortgage might total $1,330.60 a month, while a 15-year might cost $1,797.66 a month.

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Your total interest on a $200,000.00 mortgage

On a 30-year $200,000.00 mortgage with a 7.00% fixed interest rate, plan to pay around $279,017.80 in interest over the life of your loan.

If you instead opt for a 15-year mortgage, you may pay around $123,578.18 in interest over the life of your loan — or about half of the interest you’d pay on a 30-year mortgage.

How much do I need to make to afford a $200,000.00 house?

To afford a $200K mortgage with a 20% down payment, 30-year term and 7.00% interest rate, you’d need to make at least $38,268 a year before taxes. How much you ultimately can afford depends on your down payment, loan terms, taxes and insurance. As a general rule, your mortgage payment shouldn’t exceed one-third of your monthly income.

Amortization schedule

When you take out a mortgage, you agree to pay the principal and interest over the life of the loan. Your interest rate is applied to your balance, and as you pay down your balance, the amount you pay in interest changes.

Amortization means that at the beginning of your loan, a big percentage of your payment is applied to interest. With each subsequent payment, you pay more toward your balance.

Estimate your monthly loan repayments on a $200,000.00 mortgage at 7.00% fixed interest with our amortization schedule over 15 and 30 years.

Year Beginning balance Monthly payment Total interest paid Total principal paid Total paid throughout the year Remaining balance
1 $200,000.00 $1,330.60 $13,935.64 $2,031.62 $15,967.26 $197,968.38
2 $197,968.38 $1,330.60 $13,788.77 $2,178.49 $15,967.26 $195,789.89
3 $195,789.89 $1,330.60 $13,631.29 $2,335.97 $15,967.26 $193,453.93
4 $193,453.93 $1,330.60 $13,462.42 $2,504.84 $15,967.26 $190,949.09
5 $190,949.09 $1,330.60 $13,281.35 $2,685.91 $15,967.26 $188,263.18
6 $188,263.18 $1,330.60 $13,087.18 $2,880.08 $15,967.26 $185,383.10
7 $185,383.10 $1,330.60 $12,878.98 $3,088.28 $15,967.26 $182,294.83
8 $182,294.83 $1,330.60 $12,655.73 $3,311.53 $15,967.26 $178,983.30
9 $178,983.30 $1,330.60 $12,416.34 $3,550.92 $15,967.26 $175,432.38
10 $175,432.38 $1,330.60 $12,159.65 $3,807.61 $15,967.26 $171,624.77
11 $171,624.77 $1,330.60 $11,884.39 $4,082.87 $15,967.26 $167,541.90
12 $167,541.90 $1,330.60 $11,589.24 $4,378.02 $15,967.26 $163,163.88
13 $163,163.88 $1,330.60 $11,272.75 $4,694.51 $15,967.26 $158,469.38
14 $158,469.38 $1,330.60 $10,933.39 $5,033.87 $15,967.26 $153,435.50
15 $153,435.50 $1,330.60 $10,569.49 $5,397.77 $15,967.26 $148,037.73
16 $148,037.73 $1,330.60 $10,179.28 $5,787.98 $15,967.26 $142,249.76
17 $142,249.76 $1,330.60 $9,760.87 $6,206.39 $15,967.26 $136,043.37
18 $136,043.37 $1,330.60 $9,312.21 $6,655.05 $15,967.26 $129,388.32
19 $129,388.32 $1,330.60 $8,831.12 $7,136.14 $15,967.26 $122,252.17
20 $122,252.17 $1,330.60 $8,315.24 $7,652.02 $15,967.26 $114,600.16
21 $114,600.16 $1,330.60 $7,762.08 $8,205.18 $15,967.26 $106,394.98
22 $106,394.98 $1,330.60 $7,168.93 $8,798.33 $15,967.26 $97,596.64
23 $97,596.64 $1,330.60 $6,532.89 $9,434.37 $15,967.26 $88,162.27
24 $88,162.27 $1,330.60 $5,850.88 $10,116.38 $15,967.26 $78,045.90
25 $78,045.90 $1,330.60 $5,119.57 $10,847.69 $15,967.26 $67,198.20
26 $67,198.20 $1,330.60 $4,335.39 $11,631.87 $15,967.26 $55,566.33
27 $55,566.33 $1,330.60 $3,494.52 $12,472.74 $15,967.26 $43,093.59
28 $43,093.59 $1,330.60 $2,592.86 $13,374.40 $15,967.26 $29,719.19
29 $29,719.19 $1,330.60 $1,626.03 $14,341.23 $15,967.26 $15,377.96
30 $15,377.96 $1,330.60 $589.30 $15,377.96 $15,967.26 $0.00
Year Beginning balance Monthly payment Total interest paid Total principal paid Total paid throughout the year Remaining balance
1 $200,000.00 $1,797.66 $13,752.28 $7,819.60 $21,571.88 $192,180.40
2 $192,180.40 $1,797.66 $13,187.00 $8,384.88 $21,571.88 $183,795.53
3 $183,795.53 $1,797.66 $12,580.86 $8,991.02 $21,571.88 $174,804.51
4 $174,804.51 $1,797.66 $11,930.90 $9,640.98 $21,571.88 $165,163.53
5 $165,163.53 $1,797.66 $11,233.95 $10,337.93 $21,571.88 $154,825.60
6 $154,825.60 $1,797.66 $10,486.62 $11,085.26 $21,571.88 $143,740.35
7 $143,740.35 $1,797.66 $9,685.27 $11,886.61 $21,571.88 $131,853.74
8 $131,853.74 $1,797.66 $8,825.98 $12,745.89 $21,571.88 $119,107.84
9 $119,107.84 $1,797.66 $7,904.58 $13,667.30 $21,571.88 $105,440.55
10 $105,440.55 $1,797.66 $6,916.57 $14,655.31 $21,571.88 $90,785.24
11 $90,785.24 $1,797.66 $5,857.14 $15,714.74 $21,571.88 $75,070.50
12 $75,070.50 $1,797.66 $4,721.12 $16,850.76 $21,571.88 $58,219.74
13 $58,219.74 $1,797.66 $3,502.98 $18,068.90 $21,571.88 $40,150.84
14 $40,150.84 $1,797.66 $2,196.77 $19,375.10 $21,571.88 $20,775.73
15 $20,775.73 $1,797.66 $796.15 $20,775.73 $21,571.88 $0.00

Bottom line

Buying a house is among the biggest investments you’ll make. Know how much you might pay each month on your $200,000.00 mortgage — including how much of your payment goes toward your interest over the principal — when shopping for a lender.

Learn more about how home loans work in our comprehensive guide to mortgages.

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