How much can I save in taxes?

Loan amount
Term (years)
Interest rate
Origination Charge
Charge For Specific Interest Rate
Other settlement services
Your state + federal tax rate
Appraised value
Yearly property tax
Yearly property insurance
Charge for specific interest rate: An additional charge, expressed as a percentage of the loan amount, to obtain a lower interest rate.
Appraisal value: Appraisal value is the market value of an asset that is derived from the appraisal process. Depending on the asset, the method used to appraise the asset will differ. For homes, appraisers often use a method that includes recent sales data of comparable homes. They may also use the replacement method, which is the cost to replace the home at today's prices.
Tax-deductible: An item or expense subtracted from adjusted gross income to reduce the amount of income subject to tax.
Tax savings: The amount you may save in taxes from a tax deduction or tax credit.
Amortization: The gradual reduction of loan principal that occurs as you make periodic loan payments.
Settlement Charges: Also known as closing costs, these are the customary costs above and beyond the sales price that must be paid to cover the transfer of ownership at closing.
Points: Points are also called discount points, mortgage points, loan discount points, loan origination fees, and maximum loan charges. A point is equal to 1 percent of the loan amount. For example, one point on a loan of $150,000 is $1,500. Lenders consider mortgage points as interest that you pay in advance. As a result, the more points you pay when you close the loan, the lower your interest rate. If you qualify, you may be able to deduct mortgage points in the year you close the loan for tax purposes. Otherwise, you will have to amortize the points paid over the term of the loan.
Interest rate: The amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of money.
Tax rates: The percentage of your taxable income that is owed to the state and federal governments. The tax rate increases as the taxable base amount increases.
Origination Charges: The sum of all fees and charges from origination-related services. This represents all compensation to the lender and/or broker for originating the loan.
Other settlement services: Fees paid for services associated with the purchase of a home that do not represent compensation to the lender and/or the broker for originating the loan.
Term: The period of a loan, generally measured in years. Auto loans generally range from 2 to 5 years. Mortgage loans: 15 to 30 years.
Origination fee: A lender may charge an origination fee that is additional to any mortgage points you pay. Origination fees are the lender's charge for funding your mortgage with a mortgage broker. The process of funding your loan is called origination.
After-tax interest rate: The effective interest rate you pay on a loan if you deduct interest expense.
Homeowner's insurance: Protects the homeowner from weather-related damage, as well as potential liability from events that occur on the property. Normally required by lenders.
Property tax: A tax assessed on real estate by the local government, usually based on the value of the property (including the land) you own.
Down payment: The cash you deposit towards the purchase of home, car, etc. The larger the down payment, the less you are required to borrow.