# What does 'balloon mortgage' mean?

The term 'balloon mortgage' refers to a type of loan where one pays off the majority of the capital at the end of the term. You pay the interest in the meantime.

### In what situation would you need to know about a loan calculator balloon?

If you have a balloon mortgage, you would need to know about a loan calculator balloon. A balloon mortgage is a mortgage in which monthly payments are due for a period of time and then the remainder is due all at once as a balloon payment. These types of mortgages typically offer reduced interest rates due to their terms.

### Is a balloon mortgage the same as a mortgage?

No. A balloon mortgage is a relatively short term mortgage with a huge payment due at the end of the term. A mortgage is generally for a longer term with uniform payments for the life of the mortgage unless it is an adjustable rate mortgage. In that case the interest rate increases after the first couple of years and the payments go up.

### Can we refinance a balloon mortgage to a fixed mortgage?

Yes, usually through the lender that originally financed you. They want their money, right? So, if you cannot make the balloon payment when due, it is in their best interest to refinance you into an affordable fixed rate loan. This way, you can make monthly payments, and they get their money = everyone happy.

### What are mortgage payments?

They are payments you make on your house loan every month. If you are looking for specific mortgage payment amounts, there are many calculators out there to use. I will include one in the related links. Payments can be fixed or variable depending on the terms of the mortgage. In some instances there might be a balloon payment at the end of the term.

### You owe your Mom 10000 and you want to put a lien on your property to insure she will get her money how do you do that?

That's doing it the hard way. Get her to write you a mortgage, for 10,000 the receipt of which is acknowledged. If you don't know when you will be able to pay her, make it a balloon mortgage at a nominal interest rate. Have the mortgage balloon upon any suitable contingency. You might want to make more than one contingency, including your death as one; that way in the event of your sudden demise your…

### What if you can't afford the balloon payment?

Lenders do not want you to default on your mortgage. As with any other mortgage, in the case of the balloon payment, your lender will try to work with you to refinance your mortgage into payments you can handle. If you can't refinance, you may be forced to sell the property (unless the bank does it for you) to cover the balloon payment. Most people will be able to refinance, the question is just how…

### Why does an air-filled balloon float?

If you mean hot air balloon then it floats because hot air rises because it is less dense and with enough hot air caught in the balloon it can lift create enough lift to take off into the air. If you mean a helium balloon then it rises because helium in the balloon is less dense then the air around it. Since less dense things rise to the top the balloon will float.

### What does 30 due in 15 mortgage mean?

You might have a balloon payment due after 15 years. That is, the balance owing on the mortgage, like 70% of the principle, will be due halfway through what would've been the life of the mtg. This will probably force you to get another mtg. and effectively increase what you are paying in interest. However, if you make one additional mtg. payment a year, it will cut the length of the mtg from 30 years…

### Does a spouse have to sign for a reverse mortgage?

At the moment there are very few investors willing to purchase reverse mortgage loans with a non-borrowing spouse due to the AARP / HUD lawsuit. It's advised that both you and your spouse go on the loan together as the reverse mortgage becomes a balloon payment when the last surviving borrower passes. Some helpful reading on this topic here: Reverse Mortgage with Spouse Under 62 Leaves Vulnerability http://www.allrmc.com/blog/reverse-mortgage-with-spouse-under-62-leaves-vulnerability

### How much is the average mortgage?

The average national monthly mortgage payment in the United States was $1,687 in mid 2006. By contrast the average rent was roughly $890. ===What is a mortgage=== A mortgage is the amount of money borrowed from the bank to purchase a house or other real property. The monthly payment amount varies based on: *Total amount borrowed *Length of the mortgage (A standard length is 30 years but can be anything) *Interest Rate (Fixed or variable…