Understanding Mortgages and Home Equity
Learn more about mortgage assets, liabilities and home equity.
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Taking out a mortgage for a house or property is the biggest financial commitment most people make in their lives. Because of this it is of vital importance that people understand the financial concepts behind mortgages and home equity.
In this course you will learn about the concepts of assets, liabilities and equity in relation to obtaining a mortgage from a financial institution to purchase a house. You will also learn how to calculate the monthly interest repayments for a mortgage.
This course will be of great interest to all learners who are considering purchasing a house or property and who would like to learn more about the financial concepts behind mortgages and home equity.
Module 1: Understanding Mortgages and Home Equity
Mortgages and home equity - Learning outcomes
Introduction to balance sheets
More on balance sheets and equity
Home equity loans
Introduction to mortgage loans
Mortgage interest rates
Short sale basics
Geometric series sum to figure out mortgage payments
Module 2: Mortgage and Home Equity Assessment
Having completed this course the learner will able to: - Describe the meaning of assets, liabilities and equity in relation to purchasing a house; - Calculate monthly interest rate repayments over the life-time of a fixed-rate mortgage; - Calculate monthly interest payments using a geometric formula.
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