Balloon Loan Payment Calculator
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In this site, you can find several loan spreadsheets that should help you evaluating your financial situation when you plan to purchase a new house or vehicles. I just found out that I haven't created a loan template that will simulate a loan with possibility of paying the loan off after specific period. It is different from general loan payoff. In this method you must decide to pay the loan off before you are approved to get the loan. Common payment term for this payment method is Balloon Loan Payment. It is called balloon because this payment method can be described as inflatable balloon. Small amount in the beginning but leave a very big amount at the end of loan period.
This type of loan is usually taken when people or companies are confident that they will have those big amount of money on particular time. For example, they have invoices that will be paid when their projects are completed. There are risks for agreeing with this type of loan, especially if people couldn't pay the agreed balance at the end of loan period. And they may decide to ask for changing to common loan payment. It will cause them to pay higher interest than normal loan payment interest. If you are a person who must decide on getting that loan, it is recommended that you calculate this very carefully. The low interest will tempt you to take it, but if you don't calculate it correctly, your total payment could make you pay more.
This balloon loan payment template is a simple excel tool to help you calculate it roughly. It is intended to give you a simple illustration on this type of loan payment.
How to Use it :
Just type required information in respective cells below :
- Amount of your loan in Loan Amount field
- Bank/financial institution offered interest per year
- Period of your amortization, commonly it is longer than payment period
- Number of installment months that you plan to pay before paying the remaining balance off.
- Payment date
Those blank fields above have green color in the background. You will see all calculation in the second table and its amortization schedule calculation below it. In 2nd table, you will see monthly and total payment where it consists initial loan amount plus total interest. Because this is a rough calculation, there are no fields set for other initial payment like insurance or down payment. But, you can customize it since there is no protection in this spreadsheet.
In amortization schedule table, you can see all calculated amount per month broken down into balance, principal, interest and payment amounts. At the bottom of the table, you can see the remaining balance that you need to pay when the loan payment period is reached. You can select respective cells to see the formulas that have been created. You can run amortization payment calculation until 180 months. If you need more, you can modify and extend the formulas to cover your aimed period.
I haven't had time to revisit and update my old loan spreadsheets. You can read and download my amortization schedule and chart template if you are looking for a common one. You can use my extra payment template if you wanted to simulate paying bigger amount than agreed during your loan period.
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