# Bridge Loan CalculatorWith Dual Loan Payment Schedule

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## 48 Comments on “Bridge Loan Calculator”

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• ##### Louie Osays:

Selling my current house for \$360,000 (owe 316k) @ a 3.185% and buying a new one for 436k. I have 40k cash but only want to put down 5%. Does this mean that it will cost me 2k a month for the loan?

• ##### Karlsays:

Sorry, but I’m not following you. This calculator tells the user if they will need a bridge loan.

In my head, it doesn’t look as if you need a bridge loan. You are buying a home for \$436k and you want to put down 5%, which is \$21,530. You already have more than enough cash for the 5% down payment. No bridge loan is needed. The question is, will the lender issue the loan per the terms you want?

What question are you trying to answer?

• ##### Mark B Weylandsays:

I want to relocate in the same area but into a smaller house.
I currently own my house which is worth ~\$400,000.
Due to the sellers housing market in Sarasota, I want to buy a home before selling the existing property. I hope to buy at around \$300,000-350,000. I can put down a 20% deposit.
Is a bridge loan the only option for me ?

• ##### Karlsays:

Your question is about what financial products might be available to you. Those I can’t answer (I don’t know your personal situation. Nor do I know what financial products are available in your area.)

Do you have a question about how the calculator works or the results you are getting?

• ##### williamsays:

current mortgage:
home value: \$200,000
amount owed: \$140,000
current rate: 5%

I want to purchase a home while I sell my current home.

new home purchase price: \$470,000
need 5% down
have \$5,000 cash

• ##### Karlsays:

Are you asking how to use the calculator?

Since you do not have the cash required for the down payment but you do have adequate equity in your current home, a bridge loan might be a good source of funds for you.

Your entries might look something like this. (I’ve estimated the bridge loan interest rate.)

```Purchase Price?:           \$470,000.00
Cash Available?:             \$5,000.00
First Mortgage?:           \$446,500.00  (this is the mortgage amount on the new home \$470,000 - 5%)
First Interest Rate?:           5.0000%
First Term? (Months) (#):          360
Bridge Loan Interest Rate?:     6.0000%
Anticipated Bridge Loan Term? (#):  24
```
• ##### Randy Johnsonsays:

Generally how long does pre-approval take?

• ##### Karlsays:

I’m only able to answer questions about the calculators on this site. Pre-approval depends on factors that I have no knowledge about, such as your credit history and even perhaps where you are located.

• ##### Maureen O'Donnellsays:

Not sure what to enter on the calculator. Not sure what it means when it says first mortgage. We own a home valued at about 260,000 in which we owe about 90,000 with 52 months left on a 15 year mortgage. We want to buy a 2 unit home for about the same value as our home with our home to sell within 12 months. Limited cash for down payment. Current interest rate is about 4 percent.

• ##### Karlsays:

The calculator answers the questions, "Do I need a bridge loan?" and "If so, how much will it be?"

The "first mortgage" is the primary mortgage for the new home.

So, if you the new, 2 unit home will cost about 260,000 and you plan to take out a primary mortgage of about \$208,000, then your first mortgage is \$208,000. If you enter the cash available, then the calculator is going to calculate the size of the bridge loan that you’ll need. Compare that to the equity you have in your current home to see if you can use it for collateral for a bridge loan if needed.

Hope this helps.

• ##### Kenneth Bulassays:

currently in attorney. Selling price of current home is \$480,000. No mortgage. Need \$180,000 for purchase of new home. Bridge loan needed for 2 months to close on new home before closing on current home. How do I fill out the chart.

• ##### Karlsays:

I certainly see that I need to add more documentation for this calculator.

The \$180,000 for the new home, is that the total purchase price? Or, what’s the cost of the new home, and how much will the new mortgage be (that the value for 1st mortgage)? Do you have any cash-on-hand?

The point of this calculator is to see if you need a bridge loan, and if you do, calculate a total payment of the new mortgage and the bridge loan.

• ##### Karlsays:

You already understand that you’ll need a bridge loan. If you are not taking out a mortgage on the new home, and the bridge loan is the only loan, then this calculator is not what you need (it is for when there are two loans on the new property).

Use this loan calculator to calculate the details and create a schedule for the bridge loan.

• ##### Catsays:

What is the average monthly interest rate for a mortgage bridge loan through a b or c lender in Canada?

• ##### Karlsays:

Sorry, but I don’t track interest rates.