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Forums » Tax Liens, Notes, Paper, & Cash Flows Discussion » How to calculate a promissory note with a balloon payment

How to calculate a promissory note with a balloon payment

8 posts by 3 users


Real Estate Investor · Savannah, Georgia

I have a property that I intend to carry the mortgage for. My exit strategy is to sell this note to a note buyer, so I am trying to write this in a way that they will appreciate.

Here are the numbers. Please tell me if you know how to calculate it?

100,000 purchase price
20,000 down payment
80,000 loan amount
10% interest rate amortized over
30 years
30,000 balloon payment in five years

What is the payment amount for this (not including taxes and insurance)?

Thank you!!!

SFR Investor · Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Payment on $80K at 10% for 30 years is $702.06. You can calculate that with a financial calculator or in Excel. In Excel, the formula is: -PMT(10%/12,30*12,80000)

After five years, the balance on the loan will be $77,259.46. You calculate that with the FV function:

Not quite sure what your intention is after the $30K payment. Typically a balloon payment would mean the entire loan must be paid at that time. So a "five year balloon" would mean the loan is to be paid off after five years.

So, maybe you mean the payments continue at the same $702.06 payment after the $30K payment. If so, the question is how many payments remain. You would calculate that with the NPER (number of periods) function:

The answer is 99 payments plus a partial payment would still need to be make.

If instead you meant you want the loan to only have $30K remaining balance after five years, then you need to use a shorter amortization than 30 years. In that case you would calculate the payment using the PMT function and a future value of $30K after five years. That payment is $1,312.35, which equates to a 85.5 month amortization period.

Jon Holdman, Flying Phoenix LLC

Real Estate Investor · Savannah, Georgia


Thank you so much for the math lesson. Learned a lot about Excels functions.

I guess a better way to ask the question would be:

80,000 loan amount
10% int amortized over 30 years
with a balloon in 5 years.
Whatever that balloon balance might be at that point.

Thanks again, for the help!

SFR Investor · Wheat Ridge, Colorado

So, then its easy. Its just the $702.06 payment. The balloon payment doesn't change the monthly payment. The payment is determined only by the rate, loan amount and the amortization period. The balance after five years is $77,259.46.

Jon Holdman, Flying Phoenix LLC

Real Estate Investor · Savannah, Georgia

Thanks again.

So 702.06 per month for 60 months and the last payment of 77,259.46 as a balloon. Does this sound attractive for a note buyer?

Note Investor · Pasadena, California


The appeal of this particular note would depend on the payor's credit score and his/her actual potential to come up with that balloon payment.

Loc R., Individual/Private Note Buyer
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 626-590-6828
I buy individual notes - all states, shapes & sizes.

Real Estate Investor · Savannah, Georgia

Would it make a difference if the borrower told the note buyer that they would be refinancing to pay off the loan by time the balloon is due?

Note Investor · Pasadena, California

No. If the payor refis, the investor still gets his/her balloon.

Loc R., Individual/Private Note Buyer
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 626-590-6828
I buy individual notes - all states, shapes & sizes.

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