# Mortgage Comparison with Prepayments Calculator (Canadian)

Determining which mortgage provides you with the best value involves more than simply comparing monthly payments. Use this calculator to sort through the monthly payments, fees and other costs associated with getting a mortgage. By comparing these important variables side by side, this calculator can help you pick the mortgage that works best for you. Click on the "View Report" button to see the results in detail.

## Mortgage Comparison with Prepayments Calculator (Canadian) Definitions

Purchase price
The price of the home you wish to purchase. This is the actual price you pay, not including any closing costs.
Mortgage amount
The total dollar amount for this mortgage including before any financed mortgage insurance.
**CMHC_DEFINITION**
Interest rate
The interest rate on this mortgage.
Mortgage term
The number of months of this loan. The term is 1 to 84 months.
Mortgage amortization
The number of years over which you will repay this mortgage. The most common amortization for mortgages are 20 years and 25 years.
Payment type
The payment type determines the frequency of payments. Monthly will have 12 payments per year, weekly 52, bi-weekly 26 and semi-monthly 24

Accelerated weekly and accelerated bi-weekly payment options are calculated by taking a monthly payment schedule and assuming only four weeks in a month. We calculate an accelerated weekly payment, for example, by taking your normal monthly payment and dividing it by four. Since you pay 52 weekly payments, by the end of a year you have paid the equivalent of one extra monthly payment. This additional amount accelerates your mortgage payoff by going directly against your mortgage's principal. The effect can save you thousands in interest and take years off of your mortgage.

The accelerated bi-weekly payment is calculated by dividing your monthly payment by two. You then make 26 bi-weekly payments. Just like the accelerated weekly payments you are in effect paying an additional monthly payment per year.

Mortgage payment
This is the payment amount per period for this mortgage.
Mortgage payment
Periodic principal and interest payment using semi-annual compounding.
Prepayment type
The frequency of prepayment. The options are none, weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, yearly and one-time payment.
Prepayment amount
Amount that will be prepaid on your mortgage. This amount will be applied to the mortgage principal balance, based on the prepayment type.