So for anyone who read this thread, I wrote a mortgage calculator as my first web development project a while ago (it’s not online any longer). I wasn’t happy with my efforts that time so I set about rebuilding the whole thing from the ground up. Well, I put the new site online tonight. You can find it here: Mortgage Calculator.
Some of the new stuff:
- You can set deferred or interest only mortgage starts, skipped months and lump sum payments. I’ll be bringing more features in this vein soon.
- Mortgage Interest Relief
- Stamp Duty
- There’s a pure html backbone behind everything so you can visit the site on the crappest of browsers (or your phone for example) and most features will still work.
- Better Charts
- You can email results
- You can generate a “mortgage report card” like this:
More details at our Mortgage Calculator
The idea being that you can easily link to one on a forum when people ask questions such as “how much will my payments be if xyz?”.
- Plain english and concise results
As before, I’d love to hear advice, criticism, suggestions etc. I’m not even close to finished with the project and I have a long roadmap planned out in my head for it. It’s taken me 4 months to get this far though!
If you like it and you think it might be of use to other people, I’d really, really appreciate some exposure in the usual forums etc. around the place: AAM (Everyones banned… I know! ), Daft, boards.ie etc. (Don’t spam them obviously, I just mean maybe reference the calc if your answering a mortgage related question). This would really help the site grow and motivate me to keep improving it.
Looking forward to your comments.