Shopping for a home can be a very exciting time. But before you begin evaluating neighborhoods and housing options, you’ll need to know just how much you can afford to spend. This calculator is designed to give you an estimate of the amount of financing you can expect to get when you begin house hunting.
The results below show the down payment amount, the maximum home price, and the monthly payment amount, based on the information you provided. Note that if you can afford a larger down payment — or find a mortgage with a lower interest rate — you will ultimately be able to spend more on a home.
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This chart shows how much of your annual income will go toward paying your debts if you were to buy the highest-priced home you can afford based on the information you provided. Would too much of your income go toward debt? If so, you may want to consider paying off some of your existing obligations before buying a home.
Income That Would Go Toward Debt
When determining the amount you can borrow, lenders will typically prefer that your mortgage plus taxes and insurance not exceed 28 percent of your gross monthly income. In addition, lenders recommend that your mortgage, property taxes, insurance and all other monthly obligations not exceed 36 percent of your gross monthly income.