Balloon Mortgage is a loan where the amortization period is longer than the loan term. In a balloon mortgage the monthly payments will not cover the entire principal and interest and there will be a lump-sum amount due at the end of the loan term. The lump-sum amount due at the end of the balloon mortgage is known as balloon payment. Balloon mortgages are commonly used as a second lien residential mortgage.
At the end of the loan term, the borrower usually has three options:
Balloon Mortgage Loan can be expressed in two ways:
Let us take an example of 30 Due in 15 Balloon Mortgage Loan, let’s assume the loan amount is $100,000 and the interest rate is 6%. The monthly payment will be $599.55. At the end of 15 years, the loan is due and the balloon payment due will be $71,048.84.
Updated: Feb 16, 2014