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What does “total of payments” mean when getting a mortgage?

Answer:

This number tells you the total amount of money you will have paid over the life of your mortgage.

The “total of payments” is found on page 5 of the Closing Disclosure form in the “Loan Calculations” section. This total includes principal, interest, mortgage insurance (if applicable), and loan costs. It assumes that you make each monthly payment as agreed – no more and no less – until the end of the loan.

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