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Mortgage payment breakdown: How mortgage principal and interest works

Mortgage payment breakdown: How mortgage principal and interest works

A monthly mortgage payment includes at least two parts: an amount that goes towards the principal and a second amount that goes towards interest. When you’re looking at your home loan, it’s important to understand what your mortgage payment is going towards each month and how your lender is calculating this amount. So what is […]

Debt-to-income ratio: What to know before applying for a home loan

Debt-to-income ratio: What to know before applying for a home loan

When you’re applying for a loan, one of the most important factors in determining your final mortgage amount is your debt-to-income ratio. Learn more about this percentage and why it’s so important. Your debt-to-income ratio is the percentage of your monthly gross income that is used to pay your monthly debts including housing. It’s important […]