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June 15, 2019

 

Measuring your existing debts against your existing income is one part of a lender’s required assessment of your ability to repay a loan.

Like the video says:  debts are existing financial commitments; a car payment is a debt a grocery bill is not.

To calculate your debt-to-income ratio add up your monthly debt payments and divide them by your GROSS monthly income. (Gross income is generally the amount of money you earn BEFORE taxes and other deductions.) The Federally-established debt-to-income target is a maximum of 43% for Qualified Mortgages.

If your ratio is higher there may be other loans available  – however, there may also be additional questions to establish your ability to repay, and the rates may be different than those available for Qualified Mortgages.

Studies suggest that a high debt-to-income ratio puts a homeowner at greater risk of challenges making monthly payments. So consider your situation and risks carefully before exceeding that suggested ratio.

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About the author 

JohnGiammarco

JohnG has been a licensed Real Estate professional for over 20 years in three separate states. He has a master's degree in business and has to many personal real estate transactions to count. With this much experience it's safe to say JohnG knows a thing or two about how to sell a home. He is dedicated to helping homeowners discover the truth about the real estate industry and the COMMISSION LIE, many agents and brokers perpetrate in order to earn an income at your expense.  He says "if your paying a commission to sell your house your paying way to much!"

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