This mortgage affordability calculator provides an idea of your target purchase price, and it’s based on some assumptions.
First, a standard rule for lenders is that your monthly housing payment should not take up more than 28% of your gross monthly income. That way you’ll have enough money for other expenses.
The calculator also assumes that your total monthly debt obligations (debt-to-income ratio) are 45% or lower. These debt obligations can include monthly required credit card payments, car payments, student loans, alimony/child support payments, any house payments (rent or mortgage) other than the new mortgage you’re seeking, rental property maintenance, and other personal loans with periodic payments.
Finally, keep in mind that closing costs, and any additional taxes and fees, can add up. Contact a mortgage loan officer to learn more about these important parts of the homebuying process.
Get answers to some basic home affordability questions.