You are able to pay $1200 per month in mortgage repayments. You can get a 30 year loan with interest of 8.5% compounded monthly but you must pay 5% of the cost of the house as an initial payment. Assuming that you have saved enough for the initial payment, what is the highest price you can afford to pay for a house?
The 5% part is confusing me a bit.
PV of the loan = $165064.37
Do i simply multiply this by 1.05?
Thanks in advance,
June 19th 2013, 10:07 PM
Re: Pv: annuity problem
From reading the question, it looks like you're approaching the problem correctly.
Since we're paying 5% of the loan immediately as a down payment we have 95% of the loan left, so:
Then divide by 0.95 to find L. By the way, you transposed the 5 and 6 in your answer.