How a 1 percent difference in mortgage rate affects how much you pay

Mortgage Rate | Payment, 20% Down | 30-Yr. Interest, 10% Down |
---|---|---|

3.75% | $741 | %120,099 |

4% | $764 | $129,365 |

4.25% | $787 | $138,777 |

4.5% | $811 | $148,332 |

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## How much difference does 1 percent make on a mortgage?

This is how much interest you pay if you keep the mortgage for 30 years and don’t make any additional payments. For a $200,000 loan, a 1% difference means you will pay an additional $35,935 over 30 years. If you borrow $400,000, you will pay an additional $71,870 in interest over 30 years.

## Is it worth refinancing mortgage for 1 percent?

A one percent interest rate reduction may net significant savings on a $1 million mortgage but will be less beneficial for a $100,000 mortgage. There are costs associated with refinancing that are important to weigh up if you’re thinking of refinancing (covered in more detail below).

## How much does .25 Interest save on mortgage?

If your interest rate is . 25 percent higher, at 5.25 percent, your monthly payment becomes $552.20, a difference of about $15 a month. If you have a $200,000 15-year loan at 5 percent, your monthly payment is $1,581.59, and at 5.25 percent, it increases to $1,607.76.

## How much will one save on my mortgage?

If you can refinance at 3.75%, you can cut that payment to $926.23, a monthly savings of $87.14. If you paid $2,218 in closing costs, it would take about 25 1/2 months before you recoup that money. Had your original mortgage been at 5%, the monthly savings increases to $147.41 if you can refinance at 3.75%.