Missouri Mortgage Calculator

Mortgage is next to the only affordable option for low to average income home buyers in many parts of Missouri and the rest of the United States. On this page we offer a convenient Missouri home loan calculator to gauge your potential expenses, and up-to-date answers to several frequently asked questions concerning buying a house in Missouri.

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Today's Mortgage Rates Trends in Missouri

Best mortgage lenders in Missouri

The most popular mortgage lenders in Missouri operate nationwide. These include such recognizable names as AmeriSave, Paddio®, First Citizens Bank.

How to calculate mortgage payment in Missouri

Use our fast and simple mortgage calculator MO to evaluate your future monthly expenses. A detailed step-by-step instruction follows below.

Why and How to Use Our Mortgage Calculator

Use our house payment calculator Missouri for thorough planning of your future spendings. Let’s take a closer look at each field in order to gain a better understanding of the mortgage in Missouri parameters.

The first piece of the puzzle is the home price – that is, how much you are planning to spend on your future property. A down payment is the portion of this price to be paid upfront. To avoid costly insurance, you must come up with at least 20% down (in case of a conventional loan). The remaining amount makes up the principal (e.g. 80% of the home price given a 20% down payment).

A loan term is the period of full repayment of your mortgage by making scheduled payments. Fixed-rate conforming loans are allowed to last 30 years most, while adjustable-rate options typically have shorter terms.

An interest rate is a fixed or floating fraction of the principal that you must pay through the duration of the loan. It is worth mentioning that you are actually charged an annual percentage rate (commonly abbreviated as APR), which is not exactly the same as the interest rate. Although the interest rate makes up the bulk of the APR value, the latter also includes various fees (e.g. origination fee, closing costs, insurance payments etc).

For more precise assessment, the interest rate used for these calculations is based on the current mortgage rates in Missouri, given a $400,000 home price and a 10% down payment.

Median property taxes in Missouri counties

The property tax is another important thing to consider when selecting your future house. Many lenders insist on setting up a mortgage escrow account to ensure the borrower’s keeping up with the tax and insurance costs.

County Avg. property tax rate Avg. home value
Adair County $817 $117,700
Andrew County $1,009 $136,400
Atchison County $669 $82,000
Audrain County $774 $95,800
Barry County $619 $112,600
Barton County $606 $97,500
Bates County $683 $108,300
Benton County $667 $114,600
Bollinger County $498 $97,100
Boone County $1,397 $181,900
Buchanan County $909 $118,200
Butler County $591 $104,600
Caldwell County $800 $103,600
Callaway County $837 $132,500
Camden County $920 $176,300
Cape Girardeau County $943 $158,300
Carroll County $640 $81,800
Carter County $462 $90,400
Cass County $1,573 $172,100
Cedar County $651 $92,700
Chariton County $590 $81,300
Christian County $1,178 $161,800
Clark County $677 $85,000
Clay County $1,863 $176,100
Clinton County $1,288 $142,000
Cole County $1,217 $162,600
Cooper County $808 $128,900
Crawford County $704 $116,100
Dade County $569 $75,700
Dallas County $515 $107,400
Daviess County $795 $101,100
DeKalb County $788 $111,600
Dent County $582 $107,300
Douglas County $495 $101,700
Dunklin County $543 $69,500
Franklin County $1,249 $165,800
Gasconade County $845 $123,000
Gentry County $786 $85,600
Greene County $969 $148,000
Grundy County $619 $85,100
Harrison County $634 $72,800
Henry County $822 $92,200
Hickory County $488 $90,200
Holt County $683 $93,700
Howard County $817 $116,300
Howell County $557 $102,200
Iron County $508 $83,100
Jackson County $1,647 $142,300
Jasper County $678 $113,900
Jefferson County $1,219 $162,500
Johnson County $1,033 $147,000
Knox County $579 $72,400
Laclede County $600 $112,700
Lafayette County $1,051 $122,600
Lawrence County $645 $98,000
Lewis County $644 $85,500
Lincoln County $1,168 $154,100
Linn County $592 $80,400
Livingston County $745 $106,000
Macon County $666 $89,000
Madison County $684 $99,800
Maries County $802 $122,800
Marion County $770 $113,500
McDonald County $465 $97,000
Mercer County $577 $82,500
Miller County $711 $126,500
Mississippi County $508 $73,400
Moniteau County $830 $118,400
Monroe County $704 $103,100
Montgomery County $759 $105,300
Morgan County $745 $115,600
New Madrid County $485 $74,500
Newton County $661 $118,200
Nodaway County $951 $117,800
Oregon County $368 $87,200
Osage County $721 $140,500
Ozark County $547 $91,800
Pemiscot County $543 $73,300
Perry County $871 $131,900
Pettis County $515 $111,400
Phelps County $803 $126,100
Pike County $738 $106,500
Platte County $2,128 $219,000
Polk County $658 $122,600
Pulaski County $739 $141,700
Putnam County $792 $84,500
Ralls County $732 $126,000
Randolph County $675 $93,800
Ray County $1,207 $129,700
Reynolds County $472 $90,300
Ripley County $420 $87,800
Saline County $663 $96,700
Schuyler County $530 $72,500
Scotland County $640 $82,000
Scott County $596 $103,300
Shannon County $348 $101,400
Shelby County $670 $70,300
St. Charles County $2,377 $220,100
St. Clair County $546 $78,500
Ste. Genevieve County $943 $148,800
St. Francois County $763 $124,700
St. Louis city $1,119 $141,400
St. Louis County $2,238 $197,300
Stoddard County $566 $91,300
Stone County $684 $160,600
Sullivan County $516 $77,700
Taney County $684 $124,400
Texas County $440 $105,800
Vernon County $629 $97,100
Warren County $1,271 $166,100
Washington County $522 $90,400
Wayne County $431 $72,700
Webster County $628 $122,500
Worth County $396 $60,600
Wright County $439 $89,500

Source: American Communities Survey 2016, U.S. Census

Missouri Housing Market 2023

The past year has seen a steep increase in the market value of housing in Missouri. This continues a longstanding trend amplified by the COVID pandemic. Nevertheless, the pace of growth has diminished compared to the previous year, while both purchase and refinance rates have been on the increase for some time and are expected to rise further in the near future.

How do I calculate my mortgage payment?

The most convenient way to do this is to make use of our calculator. It's powered by a simple formula, which you can also use to calculate the amount to be paid by hand:

M = P*i(1 + i)^n / (1 + i)^n – 1

M – estimated monthly mortgage payment;

P – principal;

I – monthly interest rate (to determine it, divide your annual mortgage rate by 12);

N – the loan term expressed in months (in other words, the overall number of monthly payments)

Imagine you are applying for a 15-year mortgage loan with a fixed 6.99% APR (which is .0699 as a unit fraction). The house costs $500k, with 10% ($50,000) to be paid down. The principal amount (P) will be equal to 90% of the initial home cost ($500,000 – $50,000 = $450,000).

I = .0699 % / 12 = .005825%.

Finally, let’s convert the loan length from years to months: N = 15 * 12 = 180.

M ($) = 450,000*.005825(1 + .005825)^180 / (1 + .005825)^180 – 1 ≈ 4042.

So, you are going to pay about $4042 a month.

It is important to note that the calculated M value is approximate, as no extra fees are taken into account.

Tips for first-time home buyers in Missouri

First, there are several federal agencies (USDA, FHA and VA) that guarantee loans for selected borrowers. Many first-time homebuyers can find options which most fit their budget.

Besides these government-guaranteed programs, it is worth considering some offers from UHC (Missouri Housing Corporation) available to Missourins. In particular, first-time home buyers can apply for FirstHome – down payment and closing costs assistance program, if they qualify for a FHA loan and their FICO score is at least 660. This option covers up to 6% of the loan amount toward down payment and/or the closing costs. It is important to note that this option comes in the form of a 30-year-fixed-rate second loan only. If you do not qualify for the FirstHome program, do not despair. Missouri Housing Score Loan is an alternative program that covers up to 4%. The minimum satisfactory credit score is 620.

Some useful tips for first-timers:

  1. Get pre-approved beforehand. This will increase your creditworthiness in the home sellers’ eyes. It is highly recommended to get the pre-approval letters from not only one, but at least two or three different lenders.
  2. Compare different mortgage rates. Choose at least three lenders. The more, the better.
  3. Do preliminary calculations based on the amount you have been pre-approved for. Plan your future expenses.
  4. Set aside for a down payment as much as possible – and as early as possible. The down payment will decrease the principal amount, which, in turn, can reduce your potential expenses. So it is important to start saving in advance.
  5. If you are eligible for a VA loan, consider this option first of all.
  6. Consider government-backed plans, as well as local assistance programs. There can be tempting offers – don't miss the boat.
  7. Pay off previous debts, if possible.


How much house can I afford in Missouri?

To see whether a given property is within the limits of your budget, you must know its value and the tentative loan terms. Feed these to the calculator on the current page. Don't forget to account for your other debts, as well. Most advisers suggest keeping your mortgage payment at less than 28% of your monthly income, with total debt under 36%.

What credit rating do I need to qualify for a mortgage loan in Missouri?

There is no definitive answer to this question. For conventional loans, credit scores starting from 620 are generally satisfactory. However, the exact conditions vary widely and include other essential criteria, including your income, current debt amount etc. For government-backed FHA plans, there is no predefined threshold, and each lender has the right to set their own requirements. Typically, a credit score of 500 or better may qualify.

What is the average mortgage rate in Missouri?

At the time of writing, the average rates for conventional fixed-rate mortgages are 7.5220% and 6.7130% for a 30-year and a 15-year loan term, respectively.