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underwater mortgages. bernie madoff pays $240,000 for a new four-bedroom 2400-square-foot home outside of Tonopah,

Nevada. he plans to make a 20% down payment, but is having trouble deciding whether he wants a 15-year fixed rate mortgage (6.400%) or a 30-year fixed rate (6.875%). a) what is the monthly payment for both the 15-and 30-year mortgages, assuming a fully amoritizing loan of equal payments for the life fo the mortgage? b) assume that instead of making a 20% down payment, he makes a 10% down payment, and finances the remainder at 7.125% fixed interest for 15 years. what is his monthly payment? c) assume that the home's total value falls by 25%. if the homeowner is able to now sell the house, but at the new home value, what would be his gain or loss on the home and mortgage assuming all of the mortgage principal remains? use the same assumptions as in part a.

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