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When applying for a mortgage loan for your home, you can choose between a standard loan and an interest only loan. With an interest only loan, you will pay only on the interest when you make your monthly payments and you will eventually be called upon to pay the principal. It is a wise financial decision to compare the two types of loans before deciding which one is best for you.
Total Loan Cost
If you wanted to borrow $250000.00 for the purchase of your home, you might be offered a standard loan with a 3.250% interest rate or an interest only loan with a 2.750% interest rate, with both being 30 year loans. With an interest only loan, your monthly payment would be $572.92, while a standard loan would be $1,088.02. Under this plan, the total interest only cost would be $206,250.00, while the total standard loan cost would be $391,685.69.
What You Pay vs What You Get
Of course with the conventional mortgage at the end of the loan you would own all the equity in the home, whereas with an interest-only loan you would still owe a lot of money on the house and only own whatever appreciation occured throughout the loan term.