Details Of Newburyport Monthly Mortgage Payments

It is important to find out details of Newburyport monthly mortgage payments to properly budget for home ownership expenses. The acronym PITI is commonly used to represent the components, which are principal, interest, taxes, and insurance. Not all loan payments will include all of these items. It will vary based on your specific mortgage.

Details Of Monthly Mortgage Payments

Paying Down Principal

Principal represents the balance of the loan. For most mortgages, part of your monthly payment is allocated towards lowering the balance, although there are exceptions to this such as interest only loans. In the first few years of making payments, only a small portion of the payment actually goes towards principal, but this increases over time.

Loan Interest

Interest is the amount charged by mortgage companies for use of money they lend. The interest rate is always a yearly rate but billed in monthly increments calculated on the balance of your loan. Depending on the type of loan, the rate may remain the same for the entire term of the loan or it may change at certain periods of time.


Taxes are levied by Newburyport according to the assessed value of real estate. The total is determined yearly but typically due in installments. Overdue property taxes become a lien on a property and supersede mortgage liens. Many banks will, as a result, require borrowers to put aside funds into an escrow account to guarantee that the bills are paid. Those funds are collected in monthly increments by the lender as part of the regular mortgage payment. The bank then pays the taxes directly rather than relying on the borrower to do so. It is a way of protecting their investment.


There are two types of insurance for a property. Property is commonly a requirement while mortgage insurance depends on the specific loan. Both may be included in monthly loan payments.

Property insurance covers damages. Mortgage companies require this insurance since the property is collateral on the loan. Insurance premiums are payable annually and most will want funds be put into escrow (similar to property tax). They will then pay the premiums from that account to make sure the policy does not lapse.

Mortgage insurance is common on loans greater than eighty percent of the property value or sale price. It protects the bank should a borrower stop making payments. Lenders expect that they will not recover the full balance owed if it forecloses, so the mortgage insurance covers some of their loss. Even though it benefits the lender, the borrower can be responsible for the premiums.

Knowing Newburyport Monthly Mortgage Payments

Not all mortgages are structured the same and therefore not all Newburyport monthly mortgage payments will include all of the items above. There can also be additional monthly fees such as condo fees, which are not escrowed by mortgage companies but are an important consideration in estimating total monthly housing cost. Keep in mind that final figures are based on a specific home and interest rate, so any up-front estimates will likely fluctuate.For help understanding your possible loan payments, contact , John Wells at Wellsco Realty at 978-518-1481 or to be referred to a local lender.

About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.