Google has upgraded the built-in tool that is displayed when somebody searches for “mortgage calculator.”
The tool, which had several key features missing before, finally has them in the latest build.
The upgraded mortgage calculator was first spotted by Kevin Indig, who shared a screenshot on Twitter.
Here is what the calculator used to look like. It was missing some of the features it now has, such as initial down payment and property taxes.
Although Google wants to make search results more helpful, having a more robust calculator like this could detract traffic from web pages that organically rank for the same term.
How much traffic are banking websites, like Zillow losing due to something like Google’s mortgage calculator?