Balloon Mortgage Calculator

What is a Balloon Mortgage?

A balloon mortgage is a loan type in which borrowers make regular payments of principal and interest, but the total loan amount must be repaid at the end of its term. This type of loan may be suitable when borrowers have limited funds and must pay off the loan quickly. The balloon payment represents the lump sum payment due at the end of the agreement.

How to Calculate a Balloon Payment

Calculating a balloon payment requires knowing the loan amount, interest rate, and loan term. The loan amount is the amount borrowed; the interest rate is the rate charged on it; and the term refers to how long the loan will last. Once you have these three pieces of information, you can plug them into a mortgage calculator to calculate your balloon payment. The calculator will calculate monthly payments, total interest paid, and the overall amount spent on the loan.

Calculating your balloon mortgage payments can be tricky because of the balloon payment is due at the end of the term.

Balloon Mortgage Calculator Formula :
The balloon mortgage calculator formula is Balloon Payment = Loan Amount x (1 + Interest Rate)^n – Monthly Payment x ((1 + Interest Rate)^n – 1)/Interest Rate where n is the number of months in the loan term, and the Monthly Payment is the amount of the monthly loan payment. 

Balloon payment = P x (1 + r)n
Monthly payment = (P x r) / [1 - (1 + r)-n]


P is the principal amount of the mortgage
r is the monthly interest rate
n is the number of payments in the term

Example Calculation
Let's say you're taking out a balloon mortgage of $500,000 with a 5% interest rate for five years. Using the formula above, you can calculate your balloon payment and monthly payments as follows:

Balloon payment = $500,000 x (1 + 0.05)5
Balloon payment = $638,144.33

Monthly payment = ($500,000 x 0.05) / [1 - (1 + 0.05)-60]
Monthly payment = $2,684.11

Your monthly payments would be $2,684.11 for the five-year term. However, you would also need to prepare for the balloon payment of $638,144.33 at the end of the term.

Understanding Balloon Mortgages

Balloon mortgages are a type of mortgage with a fixed rate period of five to seven years. During this time, borrowers make regular payments on their loan amount, interest, and principal; however, at the end of the term, the remaining balance must be settled in one lump sum payment. Balloon mortgages are popular among borrowers who plan to sell or refinance their properties before the balloon payment becomes due.