What percentage of my income should I spend on housing?

What percentage of my income should I spend on housing?

Depending on your profile and lending resource, you may be qualified at a higher ratio closer to 43%. We recommend that your total monthly spend for housing and debts should not exceed 36% of your monthly income in order to provide you with a safe cushion.

How much house can I afford?

To calculate ‘how much house can I afford,’ a good rule of thumb is using the 28%/36% rule, which states that you shouldn’t spend more than 28% of your gross monthly income …

How does the Home Affordability calculator work?

Our home affordability calculator estimates how much home you can afford by considering where you live, what your annual income is, how much you have saved for a down payment, and what your monthly debts or spending looks like. This estimate will give you a brief overview of what you can afford when considering buying a house.

How much should I earn to afford a mortgage?

If you earn $5,500 a month and have $500 in existing debt payments, your monthly mortgage payment for your house shouldn’t exceed $1,480. Key factors in calculating affordability are 1) your monthly income; 2) available funds to cover your down payment and closing costs; 3) your monthly expenses; 4) your credit profile.