# how to calculate discount points real estate Calculate your discount points, if you choose to pay them. Using the scenario in the step above, say you will be paying half a point to reduce your rate a half a point. Simplymultiply your mortgage amount (\$200,000) by the fractional equivalent of half a point (0.005). Your discount points will be \$1,000.

• ### How do I obtain current discount point amounts for a mortgage?

• Obtain current discount point amounts with associated home loan rates from a mortgage lender. A lender sets the points it will charge for a range of interest rates. For example, a loan at 5 percent may be listed at zero points, a 4.75 percent mortgage costs one point and a 4.5 percent loan requires the payment of 2.5 points.

• ### What are discount points and how much do they cost?

• As mentioned above, each discount point costs 1% of the amount borrowed. Discount points can be paid for upfront, or in some cases, rolled into the loan. Some lenders may offer loans with fractional discount points.

• ### What is a discount point on a car loan?

• Typically, one discount point covers a 0. 25 percent change in the loan rate. However, lenders are free to set discount points at any level and you will find different lenders charging different points amounts for the same rate.

• ### How much do points cost on a mortgage?

• Points cost 1% of the balance of the loan. If a borrower buys 2 points on a \$200,000 home loan then the cost of points will be 2% of \$200,000, or \$4,000. Each lender is unique in terms of how much of a discount the points buy, but typically the following are fairly common across the industry. Fixed-Rate Mortgage Discount Points