If you live in Canada and are interested in purchasing a home, you will need to plug in a few numbers in order to determine how much your mortgage payments will be.
If you are interested in purchasing a home for 300,000.00 Canadian dollars and are interested in taking out a loan for $250,000.00 at a 5.000% interest rate for 30 years, you will be required to put down a $75,000.00 down payment (required down payment is 25% of house list price for homes with prices below $400,000 and 35% if property costs more that that value).
This means your monthly payment (principal and interest only) will be $1,334.23. Your total payments will be $480,316.13 for the life of the loan. This means you will pay $230,321.61 in interest.