Exercise

# Calculating the monthly mortgage payment

In order to make sure you can afford the home, you will have to calculate the monthly mortgage payment you will have to make on a loan that size.

Now, since you will be paying a monthly mortgage, you will have to convert each of the parameters into their monthly equivalents. Be careful when adjusting the interest rate, which is compounding!

In order to calculate the monthly mortgage payment, you will use the `numpy`

function `.pmt(rate, nper, pv)`

where:

`rate`

= The periodic (monthly) interest rate`nper`

= The number of payment periods (months) in the lifespan of the mortgage loan`pv`

= The total value of the mortgage loan

You have been given a 30-year mortgage loan quote for your desired amount at 3.75%. The value of the mortgage loan is available as `mortgage_loan`

.

The annual mortgage rate is available as `mortgage_rate`

Instructions 1/2

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- Derive the equivalent monthly mortgage interest rate from the quoted annual
`mortgage_rate`

(Hint: You cannot simply divide by 12). - Derive the number of
`mortgage_payment_periods`

(months) in the lifespan of the 30-year loan. - Calculate the value of your monthly mortgage payment using
`np.pmt()`

.