Google now has a built-in mortgage calculator

Google today launched a mortgage calculator so that anyone can quickly determine how much it will cost them to own a home. The feature is available directly in the company’s web search engine at – it works on desktop and mobile browsers.

While the mortgage calculator was first tested late last year with a small number of users, it is now being deployed more widely. Moz marketing scientist Dr. Pete Meyers first remark the feature went live earlier today and Google confirmed the launch a few hours later.

The company says you can now ask Google questions like “How much can I borrow at $ 200 per month?” Or “At 5% APR how much can I borrow over 10 years?” and get answers without having to navigate to a separate website. You can then adjust the mortgage amount, interest rate, mortgage term, etc. to determine which options are best for you.

Here’s the feature in action on Android:

If you don’t want to ask a question, you can just type “mortgage calculator” or other similar financial verbiage (a combination of mortgage, loan, interest rate, and calculator should do the trick) into hope it appears above your search results. The default loan amount is $ 100,000, but you can adjust it easily:


In addition to the loan amount, you can also change the interest rate and the term of the mortgage. The search widget shows you the total cost of the mortgage as well as the amount of the monthly payment.

Unfortunately, the feature doesn’t seem to show up if you’re using Google from areas outside of the US, although your mileage may vary. We have not been able to show it by testing it in Canada, for example. This is a gradual roll-out, so if it doesn’t show up to you today, it might show up very soon.

We have contacted Google for more information and will keep you posted if we have a response.


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