Biweekly Mortgage Calculator with Extra Payments

Biweekly mortgage calculator with extra payments excel is used to calculate your mortgage payments and get an amortization schedule in excel (xlsx & xls) or pdf format. The biweekly mortgage calculator will find out how much faster can you pay off a mortgage with biweekly payments and how much you will save in interest payment. It has many options that you may need such as PMI, property tax, home insurance, monthly HOA fees and extra payments. You can change the payment frequency from the default biweekly option to monthly payments.

Biweekly Mortgage Calculator with Extra Payments

Payment Frequency
Home Value
$
Down Payment
Mortgage Amount
$
Loan Terms
Interest Rate
PMI (Yearly)
Property Tax (Yearly)
Home Insurance (Yearly)
HOA Fees (Monthly)
First Payment Date

Amortization schedule
Extra Payments
One Time
$ On Date
Biweekly
$ Starting Date
Quarterly
$ Starting Date
Yearly
$ Starting Date

published on November 10, 2020

Should You Make Biweekly Mortgage Payments?

By default, most mortgages are paid on a monthly basis. In the beginning of the mortgage, borrowers will be making payments mostly towards interest and not so much on principal. As time pass by, you will slowly cut down your principal and that's when interest payments gets smaller, and principal payments gets bigger.

In terms of house mortgage payments, the longer the terms, the more interest you will be paying. For instance, if you get a mortgage of $300,000 on a 30 year term with a 5% interest rate, you will end up paying about $279,767.35 in interest payments. When you add taxes and insurance, PMI to the equation, your interest payments gets larger.

To payoff mortgage faster and save in interest payments, many borrowers choose biweekly payments over monthly payments.

How Do Bi-Weekly Payments Work?

Bi-Weekly payments are mortgages that are paid every other week and the payment is half of the monthly payment.

Notice there is a big difference between paying twice a month, and bi-weekly payment. When you are making payments twice a month, you will be making 24 payments a year. However, there are 52 weeks in a year, if you are making biweekly payments, you will end up making 26 payments a year.

So basically you will be making an extra payment with a bi-weekly payment plan than the normal monthly payment. Do not underestimate the one extra payment a year for your mortgage, because it can save you thousands of dollars in interest payments and may payoff your mortgage a few years ahead of the regular monthly payment.

Let's do some math. If you take out a mortgage of $400,000 on a 5% interest and a 30 year term, you will be paying about $373,023.14 in total interest payment on a monthly payment schedule. With the biweekly payment plan, you will be paying about $304,367.27, which is $68,655.87 less than the monthly payments option. On top of that, you will payoff your mortgage almost 5 years earlier with bi-weekly payments.

We haven't even factor in taxes and insurance, PMI and other fees. If we include all these fees to our calculation, the savings could get much bigger with bi-weekly payments.


Is Bi-Weekly Payments Right For You?

Are there any disadvantage or things to be aware of?

  • Are you planning to stay at the house long enough?
  • Most savings of bi-weekly payments are realized after a decade and half. If you are only planning to stay in the house for a few years, then the savings is not worth the extra effort.
  • Can you afford the bi-weekly option?
  • Making bi-weekly payments means you need to have extra savings because you will be paying a little more on mortgages each month.
  • Do you have other better investment opportunities? 
  • Bi-weekly payments may tie your capital from your other investments. If you have other better investment opportunities, you may need to reconsider.


Things to Watch Out For Bi-Weekly Payments

Some lenders may charge extra fees for bi-weekly payments or switching fees if you are already on a monthly mortgage payment schedule. Please check with your lender and make sure there are no fees with bi-weekly payment or if the fees are reasonable for you.

In addition, you need to make sure that the extra payment is made towards principal, and not interest.

How to Use Our Bi-Weekly Mortgage Calculator

Our bi-weekly mortgage calculator helps you to quickly calculate the biweekly payment for your mortgage. You will see exactly how much you will save in interest payment when you use bi-weekly payment vs. monthly payment. The biweekly mortgage calculator has option to include PMI, property tax and home insurance, which will make the interest savings even bigger. Following is a list of options that the biweekly mortgage calculator includes, some of them are optional fields.

Payment Frequency - Monthly & Bi-weekly, not only can you calculate by bi-weekly, you can also calculate mortgage payments by monthly.

Home Value - This is an estimated value of your home or property.

Down Payment - It is the amount that you put down, you can express this as an dollar amount of a percentage of the home property.

Mortgage Amount - After putting down your initial down payment, this is mortgage amount that is needed to pay for the house.

Loan Terms - Loan terms for your mortgage. You can express the loan terms as years or months.

Interest Rate - Interest rate for your mortgage.

PMI (Yearly) - If your down payment is less than 20%, you are required to pay a private mortgage insurance or (PMI). You can express this is a dollar amount or a percentage.

Property Tax - This is the property tax that you need to pay for the house each year. You can enter a dollar amount or as a percentage of your property.

Home Insurance - This is the home insurance that you need to buy for your house in case of flooding or fire. It varies depends on where you live. You can express this as a percentage or dollar amount.

HOA Fees - If there is any HOA fees that you need to pay on a monthly basis.

First Payment Date - You can choose your first payment date if it doesn't start today.

Amortization Schedule - You can view your amortization schedule by monthly or yearly. The amortization schedule is printable with pdf and excel format.

Extra Payments - You can choose to make extra payments so that you can speed up your mortgage payments. There are four type of extra payments that you can make, one time, biweekly, quarterly or yearly.




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