Getting more from a mortgage calculator

Whether you're thinking about buying a home or planning a refinance, a mortgage calculator can provide key information to help you plot the best financial course. Here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of this handy Web tool.

Mortgage calculator basics
What is a mortgage calculator?
An online mortgage calculator can quickly predict your mortgage payment and amortization schedule.
5 borrowers who need a mortgage calculator now
Five types of consumers can benefit from using a mortgage calculator to chart their next loan move.
3 overlooked ways to use a mortgage calculator
A mortgage calculator can be used for purposes other than estimating a new mortgage payment.
How to use the mortgage calculator
Bankrate's mortgage calculator will help you determine your monthly payments.

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