Mark obtains a mortgage for $250,000 with the following terms:


15 year 5/1 ARM at 6.5% with a 3/7 cap structure

Initial monthly payment: $2,177.77


What will be the balance of the loan at the end of the initial interest rate period?

Guest Apr 7, 2017

The easiest way is to amortize the mortgage, as I have done here, and look at the balance at the end of the 5th year.As you can see, the balance will be: $177,711.51. See it here:


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P.S. If your teacher does not approve of this, then you have to do it the long way, which is:

1. Find the FV of the $250,000 for 5 years or 60 months @ 6.5%.

2. Find the FV of the 60 monthly payments @6.5%.

3. Subtract 2 from 1 above, which will give you the balance of the mortgage after 5 years or 60 months. If you don't make any mistakes, you should get the above balance of $177,711.51.

Guest Apr 7, 2017

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