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Understanding Mortgages and Home Equity - Revised

Learn more about the financial concepts behind mortgages and home equity before purchasing a property.

Finances and Banking
Free Course
Mortgages and home equity go hand in hand. Your mortgage payments pay off your debt to the bank, while your home equity is how much of your home you actually own. Home equity is calculated by taking the appraised value of your home and subtracting the balance remaining on your mortgage. This course will discuss the crucial relationship between these two concepts so you can become fully prepared for your mortgage.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Acquiring a property through a mortgage from the bank entails a lot of considerations, so understanding the relevant calculations at hand can be a big help. This course will first introduce you to the concepts of assets, liabilities, equity, and collateral in relation to obtaining a mortgage from various financial institutions. It will then teach you how to make a balance sheet and compute your equity depending on the market value of your property.

If you decide to sell your property or are incapable of continuing to pay your mortgage loan from the bank for whatever reason, you will then need to learn how to calculate the interests that come with your decision. This course will discuss how to calculate monthly interest rate repayments over the lifetime of a fixed rate mortgage using a geometric formula.

Owning a house is a major aspiration for a lot of people. In the vast majority of cases, fulfilling this dream requires taking out a mortgage, which is one of the biggest financial commitments most people make in their lives. This course will ensure that you learn the crucial financial concepts behind getting a mortgage before you dive in. These are really valuable pieces of knowledge, so don't wait until it's too late. Get started with your next learning journey, today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be 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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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