How are interest and monthly payments calculated on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage loan?
Suppose there is a 30 year loan of 500,000 at 8% interest.
Would that 8% interest have to be paid each year for whatever amount is still left? Ex. 8% of 500,000 is 40,000, so the first year we would have to pay 40,000 in interest, then the next year about be 8% of whatever principal is left, so if 20,000 went to principal we have 480,000 left on the loan and 8% of that is 38,400 paid in interest only the second year.
Or is it calculated differently.