What is the Total Interest Percentage (TIP) on a mortgage?

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The Total Interest Percentage (TIP) is a disclosure that tells you how much interest you will pay over the life of your mortgage loan.

You can find the TIP for your loan on page 3 of your Loan Estimate or page 5 of your Closing Disclosure. The TIP is most useful as a comparison point between different Loan Estimates.

The TIP tells you how much interest you will pay over the life of your mortgage loan, compared to the amount you borrowed. The total interest percentage is calculated by adding up all of the scheduled interest payments, then dividing the total by the loan amount to get a percentage. The calculation assumes that you will make all your payments as scheduled. The calculation also assumes that you will keep the loan for the entire loan term.

For example, if you have a $100,000 loan and your TIP is 50 percent, that means you will pay a total of $50,000 in interest over the life of the loan, in addition to repaying the $100,000 that you borrowed. If your TIP is 100 percent, that means you will pay…

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Read the full article at the source here: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-is-the-total-interest-percentage-tip-on-a-mortgage-en-2001/

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