Terms and Conditions of Your Real Estate Investments[Multiple hotlinks removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for more information about posting in Advice.] loan payments are affected by three main variables: the interest rate, the amortization period, and the amount of the loan. As someone interested in [hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]it is imperative that you fully understand and comprehend each of these three variables, as they are the key to your profitability. [promotional content removed by Zillow moderator] We at [hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]are keenly aware of this and it has undoubtedly contributed to our success.The interest rate is the first of the three variables we will discuss. Interest, in regards to a loan, is the cost of borrowing the necessary cash [hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]The next variable we will discuss is the amortization period. If the interest paid is the cost of borrowing money, then the amortization period is the length of time used to calculate loan payments if the loan were fully amortized, or repaid, over the term of the loan. Lastly, the loan amount is the third of the variables that affect real estate loan payments. It is simply the total amount of funds being borrowed. October 03 2011 - Mission Valley West00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.